Opinion makers

Social and cultural activists defending the interests of specific communities or denominations, whose voices have no political consideration, have created a framework for consultation, dialogue and information through various media, mainly radios, Facebook pages, blogs and YouTube channels and even using traditional forms of communication, especially face-to-face. Many organisations have gained great influence on political decisions and social issues. For instance, some organisations were claimed the dismiss of the Republic present and others were defended him.

The most known of these organisations are the Coordination of Movements, Associations and Sympathizers of Imam Mahmoud Dicko (CMAS), the Front for the Safeguarding of Democracy (FSD) and the Mali Koura Hope Movement (EMK) claim the dismiss of the President, Collective for the Defence of the Republic (CDR) by chronicler Rasta Bath, which investigates the country’s hot topics and top secrets through radio broadcasts

At a community level, Ginna Dogon, Tabital Pulaaku and Ir Ganda are very influential organisations involved in national decision-making. The association Ansar Dine of Ousmane Chérif Madani Haidara, who is the new President of the High Islamic Council, coordinates with the authorities on matters of national interest. Under the presidency of Mahamoudou Dicko (2009 - 2019) the council became the largest organisation capable of openly opposing the government and influencing public decisions. For example, in January 2019, it vetoed the elaboration of a textbook on comprehensive sexual education that was automatically withdrawn by the government and on 5 April, 2019 it organised a march demanding the dismissal of the Head of Government.