Making-of

2022 in review: Inkyfada's editorial highlights

Throughout this year, and with thoroughness and passion for our work, our team at inkyfada has tried to provide you with the best possible reporting of events. Let's take a look back at the most outstanding productions of 2022 through this retrospective.
| 29 December 2022

A jeopardized judiciary, trapped between the police and the executive

Is justice independent in Tunisia? Police threats, judges' leniency with law enforcement bodies, the executive power’s stranglehold on the judicial system...inkyfada looks into the issues threatening the independence of the judiciary, a few months following Kaïs Saied's arbitrary dismissal of 57 judges.
| 13 December 2022

inkyfada Podcast’s latest productions

| EPISODE 3

Street vendors and the formation of masculinities, with Ridha Karem

| EPISODE 2

The essence of a street economy, with Sofien Jaballah

| EPISODE 9

2022 : inkyfada's year in review

PandoraPapers

All of the Pandora Papers investigations in Tunisia

More than 11.9 million documents leaked from offshore financial firms. This investigation, conducted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in partnership with nearly 150 media outlets worldwide, including inkyfada, is the largest journalistic collaboration in history to date.

Pandora Papers | From one investigation to another, the stagnation of the Justice system

24 January 2022

Pandora Papers | From oil drilling to tax haven, Ahmed Bouchamaoui's dealings in the British Virgin Islands

11 January 2022

Pandora Papers | Mohamed Allani - A mysterious disappearance and the deep, dark hole of tax havens

14 November 2021

Marlies, 73, pensioner from Germany living in Djerba, 2950 dinars per month

When she was still living in Germany, Marlies could barely afford paying her bills and had to work a minijob to top up her pension. After nine years of struggling financially, she decided to move to Tunisia, hoping that this would improve her situation
| 02 July 2022

Nadia 34, web editor and divorced mother, 2820 dinars per month

It's 6pm, and Nadia is navigating the traffic as fast as she can. She just finished work and picked her daughter up from school, but she has to hurry: two women are expecting her in an hour for a private English class. Between her work, her daughter and her other activities, her day to day life is not easy.
| 13 September 2021

Mahmoud, 28 years old, petrol smuggler, 7200 dinars per month

Mahmoud* is 28 years old. The young man is not very tall but well-built and clean-cut, which comes in handy in his line of work: smuggling petrol.
| 30 August 2021
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Sending money home: How Tunisians abroad impact their home country

Since the revolution, the money that Tunisian migrants send to their families in Tunisia is increasing significantly. Even during the pandemic, these so-called remittances reached a record high. Why? And how does this impact the Tunisian economy?
| 30 November 2022

Serbia: Why the last European country is stopping visa-free travels for Tunisian citizens

Serbia was the last country in Europe where Tunisian citizens could travel visa-free. Starting from November 20, Tunisians now need a visa to enter the small country in Eastern Europe. Why did Serbia change its visa policy? And what role does the European Union play in this?
| 21 November 2022
Thématique

Right to health

From drug shortages to life-threatening health disasters, the Tunisian health sector has been plagued by numerous scandals. Pending a deep structural reform, difficulties faced by health care workers and unequal access to decent health care persist.
The many who remain unvaccinated against Covid-19, a case of mistrust and inequality

Living with HIV : The challenges of treatment

5 graphs to better understand the magnitude of Covid-19-related deaths in Tunisia

Across Africa, families of migrants lost at sea join forces for comfort and justice

In West and North Africa, survivors of migrants who've vanished have come together to support each other and pay tribute to their family members. But above all, they're trying any means possible to find out the truth and get justice after years of silence.
| 01 November 2022

An overloaded justice : a slow judicial system struggling to change

Why do most trials drag on for several years? Confronted with the question of the slowness of the judicial system, judges tend to blame it on the lack of human and material resources. But what exactly is the cause?
| 29 October 2022

Highlights of the Sahrawi Issue: A centuries old conflict

A few days ago, the Secretary-General of the league of Arab states, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, announced the settlement of the unprecedented diplomatic dispute between Morocco and Tunisia, which was ignited by the reception of Tunisian President Kais Said, the leader of the Polisario Front Ibrahim Ghali in the Republic of Tunisia,  after an invitation addressed to him to attend the Tokyo International Symposium on African Development "TICAD 8". In this article, inkyfada highlights significant milestones from the history of the issue of the Sahara.
| 16 September 2022
Portrait

Ons Jabeur, taking Tunisia to the tennis top

At 27 years old, Ons Jabeur is the second best female tennis player in the world. She has accumulated international titles, making her the first Tunisian as well as Arab woman to reach the highest levels of world tennis. Inkyfada takes a look at her journey from Monastir to the tennis top. 
| 13 September 2022

Immigration through Serbia, the new hope for the youth of Tataouine

"Nothing pushes you to take the bitter option like having a worse bitter option. Our country is suffering from unemployment and my son dreams, like his peers, to have a family. Irregular migration is easier than staying here and watching people develop while he is helpless and humiliated by the lack of resources. I will not wait until I see him hang himself," he said. With these words, Mahmoud summarizes his motives in raising money for his son, to travel in an irregular migration, or harqa "burn" in the Tunisian colloquial Arabic, through Serbia to France, following the path of hundreds of young people from the state of Tataouine.
| 05 September 2022

The Constitution and referendum: unsustainable delays, tensions and malfunctions

One year after assuming full powers, Kaïs Saied is implementing his promises: drafting a new Constitution as well as a referendum that will, according to him, "give the people power". Organised in barely two months, several malfunctions have hindered the process.
| 01 August 2022

Abortion in Tunisia: a groundbreaking law, yet without any guarantees

Tunisia was both the first Arab and the first Muslim country to legalise abortion in 1973, but fifty years later this legal right is still not guaranteed. Between medicine shortages, treatment refusal by health care workers, and regional inequalities - what is the reality of access to abortion in Tunisia?
| 13 June 2022

Dairy sector: small farmers ever more vulnerable to lobbies

A large number of farmers are protesting against the dramatic increase in fodder prices, which have reached 300 dinars per ton. The protests reached most of the dairy basins during the week of May 6-14, 2022, until the Ministry of Commerce decided to freeze the price increases for livestock feed during the month of May.
| 08 June 2022

Street food in Tunisia: a legislative oversight

In the heart of Tunis, by Bab El Khadra, customers flock to the increasingly popular food truck of Habib El Bey. However, on April 30, 2022, in the middle of Ramadan, everything came to a sudden halt: the police arrested Habib El Bey for not having a permit. The problem is that there is no law regulating street food in Tunisia, which leaves the vendors at the mercy of administrative difficulties and police intimidation.
| 21 May 2022