BERN, Switzerland, May 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Politicians, economists, media and researchers from around the world will gather in Tunis from May 14 to 17 to take part in the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy. As the forum's media partner, SWI swissinfo.ch will report live from the event, and officially launch its microsite dedicated to direct democracy and its partner site, people2power.info.
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The aim of the microsite swissinfo.ch/directdemocracy - online in 10 languages since December 2014 - is to inform readers about political rights and democratic processes so they can form their own opinions in order to play a greater role in the decision-making process. Switzerland's unique form of participative democracy is the focus of the site whereas people2power.info offers a global view.
The theme of the Global Forum of Modern Democracy is "Decentralisation through participation in Tunisia and around the world". Therefore it is an ideal showcase to launch swissinfo.ch/directdemocracy. Direct democracy is also an issue in the Arab-speaking world, and will be discussed in this manner for the first time at the event.
Politicians, representatives from national and international NGOs, universities and the media as well as members of the public will participate in the plenary discussions and workshops over the four days.
http://www.swissinfo.ch/directdemocracy, people2power.info and the Global Forum website will stream selected parts of the conference. Use the hashtags above to access the stream.
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