Episode 1: How was the list conceived?

After 10 years in the making, the official list of martyrs and wounded of the Revolution was finally published in the State Journal on March 19, 2021. In it, the State recognised 129 martyrs and 634 wounded. Who was responsible for creating this list? How was it conceived? What does it include? In the first episode of this series, Inkyfada aims to clarify these questions and uncover the background of this list that strikes the very heart of the Tunisian collective memory.
| 25 June 2021

In Numbers. Follow the progression of Covid-19 vaccinations in Tunisia

After nearly a month's delay, the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in Tunisia finally began on March 13. The number of people vaccinated, the number of vaccine doses announced and received - will the government's objectives be met? View the regularly updated progress and projections of the campaign, in numbers.
| 21 June 2021

inkyfada Podcast’s latest productions

Inkyfada Podcast is the first platform entirely dedicated to original Tunisian podcasts. Discover our latest documentaries, investigations, podcast series, audio articles accompanied by music, with Arabic, English and French subtitles.

Chedli, 51 years old, manager of a car parts shop, 17,000 dinars per month

The phone never stops ringing. To have a conversation with Chedli*, you have to be patient and accept that you will be interrupted every five minutes. Chedli, 51, is a car parts dealer in Tunis who runs three shops, including a wholesale outlet.
| 04 July 2021

Mejdi, 26, A Tunisian student in Paris, in precarity and without income

When Mejdi arrived in Paris in September 2019, he carried with him a suitcase, 6,900 euros, and a heavy weight on his conscience: to be able to study in France, he had mortgaged his family home. Veiled behind his sense of humour and good mood, the young man hides a great fragility linked to his financial precariousness.
| 06 June 2021

Neziha, 62 years old, retired, 300 dt per month

Neziha* recently quit her job at a private religious school and now has no income or health insurance. Both divorced and childless, she lives alone in a studio in her family’s old garage.
| 26 February 2021

Covid-19: "Take Our Picture, We Are Dying Here", The Cry of Distress from the Residents of Kairouan

Hit hard by the fourth wave of the pandemic, the inhabitants of Kairouan live according to the rhythm of this health emergency. According to the regional director of health, the governorate consumes 10,000 litres of oxygen every day, and the hospitals are saturated.
| 01 July 2021

In Sidi Hassine, the death of a young man thrusts the issue of police violence back into the spotlight

"We only know the city centre from photos. When we venture into Habib Bourguiba Avenue, we are confronted by law enforcement." While the police defend themselves against accusations of violations and abusive violence following the death of Ahmed Ben Amara, the residents of Sidi Hassine discuss the invasive presence and persecution of the police. In this inflamed neighbourhood, Inkyfada spent several days and nights collecting dozens of testimonies on what was and is still going on.
| 25 June 2021
Thématique

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.

"We Have Lived Here for Over 60 Years": In Ariana, a Family Battling for their Housing Rights

On May 27, around 5:30 am, a family in Ariana was violently evicted from their home by the police. Now homeless, they are fighting together with an activist group for their right to adequate housing, and against land speculators who take advantage of the loopholes in the legal system, to the detriment of the local residents. 
| 18 June 2021

Containing turmoil through arrests: “The role of the Public Prosecution in Detainment Policies”

“In an attempt to calm the situation, the public prosecutor’s office authorised several arrests, while public safety was being brought under control. Then the court proceeded to issue reduced sentences.” This was the pretext presented to Inkyfada by the public prosecution, explaining the wave of arbitrary arrests that followed the protest in the winter of 2021. Throughout this article, testimonies, infographics, as well as judicial and juridical interpretations, are employed to illustrate the public prosecution’s exertion of legal authority in order to generalise imprisonment policies.
| 08 June 2021

Episode 2: A list published after a 10 year wait - but why the delay?

"How was the list drawn up? What were the working conditions? This was all confidential. The work was confidential until the last minute" - Indeterminate delays, lack of political will, vagueness surrounding clear and official definitions, the obscure process... The creation of the list of martyrs and wounded of the Revolution has been full of hurdles. This second episode retraces the blunders that left the victims waiting for an entire decade. 
| 07 June 2021

'Harga': A TV-series intertwined with an IOM deterrance campaign

A mother in search of her missing son, migrants who are disappointed after a tumultuous crossing, and a European border policy that remains largely concealed - these were some of the themes featured in the Harga soap opera that aired during Ramadan 2021. Thanks to European funding and support by the IOM (International Organisation for Migration), the series was used by the latter as part of a larger scheme of deterring irregular migration.
| 11 May 2021

Italian Waste | Part 2: The New Protagonists From Italy

Inkyfada, together with the Italian investigative media IrpiMedia, as well as the Italian television station RaiNews24, revisit the Italian origins of the vast corruption affair surrounding Italian waste, introducing several new and key players. May 2020, almost a year on from the initial arrival of illegally imported household waste from Italy, most of the cargo is still blocked at the port of Sousse.
| 07 May 2021

At TAP, the Appointment of a New CEO Evokes a Heavy Legacy

The appointment of Kamel Ben Younes as head of the Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) agency provoked strong reactions from employees. Beyond the fact that he personifies collaboration with the former regime, his appointment also highlighted the lack of any real change within TAP. Through documents and various testimonies, Inkyfada has delved into the complex history of this agency, a former propaganda organ.
| 23 April 2021

Torture and Detention: A Radicalisation Machine

Those accused of terrorism are often given ‘preferential treatment’, a.k.a. brutal arrests, torture, systematic incarceration in degrading conditions regardless of the severity of the offence, etc. When they are subsequently thrown into prison without being distinguished from ordinary prisoners, a radicalisation machine is set in motion inside the prison cells.
| 23 April 2021

Borj Essalhi: The High Costs of Wind Turbines

On March 4, 2021, a negotiation meeting was held between the Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas (STEG) and the inhabitants of the village of Borj Essalhi in Cap Bon. At the heart of the dispute was the construction of the Sidi Daoud wind farm that took place more than 20 years ago, as it consequently has led to numerous injustices according to the residents. Inkyfada reports.  
| 20 April 2021

The returnees who cannot return

Should Tunisian ex-combatants of the Islamic State be repatriated en masse in order to be brought to justice? This is a divisive issue in Tunisia. For many this would be entirely out of the question. Given the widely differing estimates, it would be tricky to try to present an exact number of potential returnees*, thus the National Security Council has decided that for the time being, only a few individuals will be repatriated. However, the challenge remains in the inability to guarantee a fair trial.
| 16 April 2021