Law on associations: a bill that threatens civil society

A new bill aimed at reshaping Tunisia's associative landscape was presented to the Assembly of People's Representatives (ARP) on October 10, 2023. Now, nearly two months later, the Head of Government has declared that a committee will be tasked with developing a draft law addressing the same issue. A number of associations and activists have expressed their concern about the repressive implications of this proposed legislation.
| 13 December 2023

Algeria-Tunisia gas pipeline tramples on rights of Tunisian farmers

In Kasserine, farmers battle Sergaz, demanding fair compensation and development promises as the pipeline disrupts their lands. Tensions rise as commitments from Italy's ENI remain unmet. Demonstrations erupt, exposing a tale of corporate neglect and the enduring fight for landowner rights.
| 01 December 2023

inkyfada Podcast’s latest productions

| EPISODE 1

The healing journey

| EPISODE 3

Implementing the Commons: Interview with Safouane Azouzi

| EPISODE 11

Two years after July 25: The consequences of Kais Saied's coup

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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Marine pollution, a Tunisian scourge: Jeans industries destroy the marine ecosystem in the Ksibet El-Mediouni Bay

The Made in Tunisia clothes industry for the European market consumes large amounts of water and pollutes Tunisia’s coastline. In Ksibet El Mediouni, the population is paying the price of the environmental cost of fast fashion. 
| 03 November 2023

In France, "supporting Palestine makes us terrorists"

Over the past few days, Western pro-Israel policies - France's in particular - have caused a stir in every corner of the globe. By choosing to exploit the conflict and ban pro-Palestine demonstrations, French Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin stands at the forefront of a policy that not only jeopardizes the fundamental right to protest, but also affects foreigners, who are now feeling unsafe as he threatens to deport them.
| 26 October 2023
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

Hunger strike: opposition fights to ensure "prisoners' cause wouldn't be forgotten"

From his prison cell, opposition politician Jawher Ben Mbarek went on a two-week hunger strike to protest against his imprisonment. Many political figures, from the Islamic bloc to the democratic left, gradually followed suit. Although his strike was suspended after he was hospitalized, it still made its mark on the opposition, which has been increasingly critical of Kais Saied's rule.
| 16 October 2023

"Every shift is like hell": seasonal workers in tourism industry

Good food, beaches, bars, fun. This is what summer looks like for many tourists coming to Tunisia to spend their holidays here. But the season, seen from the perspective of seasonal workers, takes on a very different look. In total contrast with the picture postcard scenery, the summer season for people employed in the tourism sector implies long, tiring, and poorly-paid shifts behind the scenes. 
| 27 August 2023

Tunisia-Palestine: a strong, yet limited support

Tunisia has always been a passionate supporter of the Palestinian cause, whether through its international stance or its unwillingness to normalize relations with Israel. Since the war broke out on October 7, there has been a remarkable surge of solidarity. But, for Palestinians living in Tunisia, this support has its limits. Explained.
| 24 October 2023

Palestine: the fight for information

Since the beginning of Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip, journalists on the ground have been on the front lines, and many of them have already lost their lives. Meanwhile, the media machine in the rest of the world has gone wild, with even the most prominent media outlets spreading fake news. The crisis has given rise to a real battle for information.
| 19 October 2023

Tunisia under scrutiny from the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights

A few months ago, the families and loved ones of Tunisian political prisoners took their case to the African Court to challenge their detention and the criminal proceedings brought against them. But, it was exactly a year ago that the Court issued a ruling ordering Tunisia to "return to constitutional democracy". So where does that leave Tunisia today? Inkyfada takes a closer look.
| 22 September 2023

In Tunisia, environmental activists on trial

 In recent months, environmental activists have been prosecuted and silenced, and grassroots movements have suffered the most. Amid a broader attack on civil rights and liberties, inkyfada takes stock of the obstacles facing environmental activists. Against the backdrop of the worsening climate crisis, they are urgently needed. Yet, increasingly, they are under threat.
| 18 August 2023

Kais Saied: A sinking economy plagued by inflation and shortages

Tunisian consumers are struggling to survive, grappling with shortages and inflation. Essential products like sugar, semolina, rice or flour are absent from the market, while inflation continues to soar. Having declared himself the nation's savior on July 25, 2021, Kais Saied vowed to save Tunisians from hunger. Two years later, what has  he actually accomplished?
| 28 July 2023

Kais Saied: jeopardizing rights and freedom

Two years after Kais Saied's state of exception, all democratic gains seem to be at risk. Despite the President's promise to safeguard rights and freedoms, Tunisia has clearly taken a downward spiral over the past two years. Between arbitrary arrests, insecurity towards civil society and threats to freedom of expression, inkyfada takes a closer at the facts.
| 27 July 2023

Under Kais Saied's shadow : the vanishing independence of the judiciary

In his electoral campaign, Kais Saied had vowed to uphold the independence of the judiciary and limit its interference with political power. But once he had seized full power on July 25, 2021, the Head of State embarked on a journey to gradually erode the autonomy of the Tunisian judiciary, employing a series of incremental measures.
| 26 July 2023