At the Heart of Human Trafficking Networks in Libya

"Even from here in Agadez, I could have you sold over in Libya. Because all the smugglers who are here know the good and bad drivers. They know very well who to turn to if they want to sell their migrants”, says Abdoulaye*, a migrant turned smuggler in the north of Niger. Although he says that it is not his intention, the migrants that he sends to Libya sometimes end up in human trafficking networks.
| 01 December 2020 | 15 minutes
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The COVID-19 crisis

A virus spreads and paralyzes the whole world. How is the health sector facing this pandemic, what policies should be implemented, what economic stimulus is planned? Like everywhere else, Tunisia is trying to confront the crisis. While half of the world's population is confined, the whole system is turned upside down.

In Italy, the obscure deportation process of tunisian migrants

Renegotiated in August 2020, a bilateral agreement between Tunisia and Italy authorises Rome to repatriate Tunisian migrants. As has been denounced by civil society, the vagueness of the procedure allows authorities to deport migrants without them knowing their rights or being given the possibility of applying for asylum. This is an account of a journey in reverse; from Italy to Tunisia.  
| 26 November 2020 | 10 minutes

How Tunisian Athlete Habiba Ghribi Fell Victim to the Laxity of International Banks

What is the link between Olympic champion Habiba Ghribi and the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)? Based on confidential reports, this investigation reveals how U.S. banks took years to report suspicious transfers amounting to millions of dollars linked to one of the biggest doping scandals in the history of sport. The Tunisian athlete is one of the main victims of this injustice.
| 20 September 2020 | 12 minutes

The COVID-19 Epidemic in Tunisia, in Numbers

In Tunisia, the COVID-19 epidemic has shed light on the limits of public hospitals and the health sector in general. More than 3 months after the announcement of the first detected case, and with the borders soon to reopen, the health crisis seems, for the moment, to be under control. A look back at the figures of a crisis that has put both the authorities and the population to the test.

| 14 June 2020 | 15 minutes

El Kamour, Protests Continue Amid the Crackdown

On the night of June 20-21, just before midnight, police officers dismantled the camps of the El Kamour demonstrators in the Tataouine region, leading to scenes of violence between the police and the protesters. For three years, El Kamour has been in a deadlock.

| 30 July 2020 | 7 minutes

“A Foreigner in My Own Country:” The Unguaranteed Right to Tunisian Citizenship

Despite a major reform to Tunisia’s Nationality Code in 2010, many barriers remain on the path to claiming Tunisian citizenship - particularly for individuals born outside of Tunisia to a Tunisian mother and a non-Tunisian father. In a country with approximately 10% of its population living abroad, the personal and political consequences of the uncodified nature of this system are widespread. Inkyfada offers a guide through the process of claiming this right, featuring an interactive flowchart: “Where are You, a 'Tunisian of Origin,' on the Path to Citizenship?” as well as newly-released data from the Ministry of Justice.   
| 07 July 2020 | 20 minutes

The Impossible Return of the Tunisians who Died in France

With international borders closed, the families of 134 Tunisians have lost the chance to repatriate their loved ones who died in France due to COVID-19-related complications. Obligated to bury them on the spot, many were unable to honor their family members’ final wishes.

| 21 May 2020 | 7 minutes

Confined to Precarity: the Ivorian Vendors of Tunis

One early Sunday morning in the northern suburbs of Tunis, a small group of women - primarily from Côte d'Ivoire - set up shop in the middle of the bustling Bousalsla market. In the same spot every Sunday thereafter, accompanied almost exclusively by Tunisian male vendors, these women sold products from their homelands and anchored a growing sub-Saharan community to the neighborhood, until March 22, when measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 shut the market down and sent the vendors away. Their stories from a precarious, weeks-long confinement, firsthand. 

| 15 May 2020 | 10 minutes

COVID-19: Key Dates in the Management of the Epidemic in Tunisia

Barely two months after the first awareness-raising campaigns against COVID-19, general confinement was announced throughout Tunisia. Since the beginning of the year, the government and national authorities have been trying to prepare for the international health crisis, leading to border closures, curfews, social assistance... Here is a chronological overview of all the measures introduced throughout the country. 
| 15 May 2020 | 0 minutes

COVID-19: Masks, the Authorities' Big Slip-Up

"After confinement, everyone will have to wear masks," health minister Abdellatif Mekki said on April 5, contradicting what the authorities had said a few weeks prior. Masks are increasingly found in pharmacies and street stalls but were widely unavailable at the start of the epidemic. Behind the scenes, production is frequently delayed and official guidelines remain unclear.

| 13 May 2020 | 15 minutes

Episode 4: Censorship

How are the authorities in the Arab world breaking the digital media? What are the means of repression by which governments try to silence their voices? 
| 23 September 2020 | 22 minutes

Hamrouni and Aziz: Two Sides of Sex Work in Tunisia

Hamrouni* and Aziz* practice the same profession without having the same rights. She works legally, while he works in secret. From their interactions with the police to the passing gazes of local residents, their daily lives are not at all alike.

| 23 February 2018 | 7 minutes

Episode 3: Content

"How do media platforms adapt to the consumption of digital content and how do they create creative storytelling models that are consistent with their editorial line and compatible with the audience's aspirations?
| 17 September 2020 | 16 minutes

Episode 9: Behind the Walls of the Interior

January 14, 2011. Malek is on Habib Bourguiba Avenue but has no idea of what's happening on the ground. He has been imprisoned for days in the Ministry of Interior holding cells. Malek, a young student and opponent of the Ben Ali regime, describes the cellars of the Ministry, the police violence and the notion of losing time. He sees dozens of demonstrators arrested, beaten and held like cattle, but he also hears the panic of the police, altercations, detonations. On January 18, he is finally freed and discovers a transformed country.
| 14 September 2020 | 30 minutes

Episode 2: Financing

What is the most effective funding model in the digital world? Is profit a means or an end for the media?

| 09 September 2020 | 14 minutes