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
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Podcast | Where were you on January 14?

Throughout the year leading up to the tenth anniversary of the revolution, Inkyfada takes a look back on the events of January 14, 2011 in Tunis, through the personal accounts of individuals who were there. An alternative documentation of contemporary history based on many different perspectives.
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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.

The Evolution of COVID-19 in Tunisia: Statistics, Predictions and Threats

Updated March 31, 2020. There are calls for a total lockdown, border closures, social distancing, and forced quarantine. With 423 cases declared by the end of March, the spread of the virus is accelerating slower than expected. But still, understanding the speed of spread is important, and the situation in April will depend on the effectiveness of the measures taken. The main challenge is the threat to the healthcare system, posed by the low rates of testing and the seeming impossibility of treating all the victims of this unprecedented pandemic.

| 31 March 2020 | 15 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

China Cables: China’s Operating Manuals For Mass Internment And Arrest By Algorithm

A new leak of highly classified Chinese government documents reveals the operations manual for running the mass detention camps in Xinjiang and exposed the mechanics of the region’s system of mass surveillance.
| 28 November 2019 | 20 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 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

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 1: Independence

How should we define independence in the world of digital journalism? And are speaking of editorial or financial independence? Can it really be achieved? 
| 09 September 2020 | 19 minutes

Episode 6: a Battlefield

May 13, 2020. Oussema, the sound engineer at Inkyfada, finishes the final details of the fifth episode of the series. He starts to share snippets of his January 14: the demonstrations that preceded, the awareness of the danger, the communal adrenalin rushes, the solidarity between comrades. Everything united against a single enemy - the police. Tunis was transformed into a battlefield, with its spoils of war, its trenches, its victories, its wounds and its victims. In this sixth episode, Oussema share his experience, while editing, mixing, and doing the sound design for his own story. 
| 14 June 2020 | 22 minutes

Episode 5: Open Doors

January 14, 2011. Like thousands of others, Bakhta El Cadhi, a trade unionist and feminist activist, and her daughter Haifa Jmour head to the protests. When police violence breaks out, they are separated and obligated to take refuge in different apartments in the city center, just a few dozen meters from each other. But behind the doors of these apartments, their experiences of this historic day will greatly diverge.

| 14 May 2020 | 24 minutes