Women in Prison, Former Inmates Recount

I didn’t cry on the first night. I wasn’t afraid. I just felt like a nobody. I quickly understood that I had to stay strong, or else I would never be able to survive in there". Mariem* spent nine days in prison. She recounts her experience behind bars, the relationships between inmates, the sometimes violent prison guards, and various strategies to kill time when it seems immeasurable.
| 12 January 2021 | 10 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.

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

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

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

"There is no way for us to compete with these giants": Small-scale farming, an industry at the brink of extinction

"I just couldn't go on in the same way. I had 12,000 dinars in debt, so I ended up abandoning it all." Merely in his early thirties, Hosni Ghanay is a former farmer from Douar Gharghiz, near Jendouba. In the region and elsewhere, many farmers express that they feel powerless in the face of an agricultural structure that suffocates them.

| 12 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

Without regulation of global banks, dirty money is both breaking dreams and taking lives

From Tunisia to Turkmenistan, Ukraine to the United States, this survey reveals the human cost of global monay laundering. A secret financial database obtained by BuzzFeed News and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), including Inkyfada, reveals that more than $2 trillion in suspicious funds have been circulating around the world.
| 20 September 2020 | 25 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

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

COVID-19 in Tunisia: Concentration and Abuse of Power under the Cover of an Epidemic

By implementing measures such as confinement, travel bans, and curfews, the Tunisian authorities introduced a state of emergency with the claim that they were protecting the population. But with more than 5,000 arrests made during the epidemic, the tightening of security has created growing concern. 

| 30 June 2020 | 10 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 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

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