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.
| 07 May 2021

The COVID-19 Epidemic in Tunisia, in figures

Number of infections and recoveries, death toll, number of intensive care beds available... One year after the beginning of the epidemic, where does Tunisia stand with regard to Covid-19? inkyfada has gathered a large amount of data on the health situation in the country. Using interactive maps and graphic charts, discover all the key figures of the evolution of the epidemic. Article updated regularly.
| 26 February 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.

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

Nesrine, 24 years old, a customer service employee who works remotely, 960 dinars per month

For Nesrine, a customer service employee, the covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on her lifestyle. With remote work and limited outings, she shifted her focus to domestic activities but wasn't able to save money. Let's dive into her wallet.
| 13 December 2020

Tahar, 28 years old, a policeman in debt, 1100 dt a month

Tahar is a security officer. Despite his salary and a few bonuses, he has trouble making ends meet, and has had to take out several consumer credit loans. He chose his carreer path out of "necessity" after the revolution, because "there is no work in the country".
| 01 November 2020

"One of Two Thousand“ - The Ordeals of Rania Amdouni, at an Intersection of Social Struggles

On Wednesday March 17, 2021, Rania Amdouni's appeal takes place.  Arrested while trying to file a complaint against police officers, Rania was charged and sentenced to six months in prison. Rania is a queer activist, and together with many others, she has been an active and visible participant at the recent protests regarding the Law Enforcement Protection Act and demanding increased justice.  
| 17 March 2021

In numbers. Arbitrary arrests and violence... A month of repressed demonstrations

Countless demonstrations have been taking place throughout the country since January 14, 2021. According to official sources, nearly 1,000 people have been arrested during these demonstrations in less than a month. Inkyfada takes a look at the repression methods and human rights violations directed towards the protesters. Many of them, including minors, recount beatings, assaults and intimidation methods during arrests.
| 03 March 2021

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.

A Sniper Facing Military Justice: From Premeditated Murder to Manslaughter

While on duty on January 17, 2011, Mohamed Amine Grami, a sergeant at the Department of Prisons and Rehabilitation, was killed by a national army sniper named Mohamed Sebti Mabrouk. The case took a questionable judicial turn and Mabrouk remained at liberty throughout the trial, before receiving a one-year suspended prison sentence in 2015. 
| 03 May 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

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

The Origins of the Disaster

Following the two terrorist attacks in Ghriba and Soliman (2002 and 2007 respectively), the propagated image of terrorism not being native to Tunisia was shattered. In 2011, a general amnesty for all political prisoners (including those involved in the Soliman attack) further contributed to the already fragile security situation. Between political negligence and tightened security, the handling of terrorism-related cases in Tunisia over the past two decades provides necessary insight for understanding the precarious situation today.
| 08 April 2021

The Inner Workings of the Tunis Courthouse

Inside courtroom No. 6, the accused appeared respectively before the judges and the lawyers as their families anxiously observed. From the tremendous amount of pressure, one woman collapsed. Her father, among the onlookers, broke into tears. It is inside this courthouse where hearings were endlessly held, condemning hundreds of suspects for being directly or indirectly linked to cases of terrorism. These young people embodied the painful debate concerning the justice system, security institutions, and the public opinion.
| 24 March 2021

Italian waste: the vast corruption network behind the environmental scandal

For several months, the major scandal of illegal importation of household waste from Italy has been shaking the country. Apart from the environmental aspect, numerous documents obtained by Inkyfada and the Italian investigation network IrpiMedia corroborate a trail of evidence exposing a vast network of corruption.
| 09 March 2021

Ouled Jaballah: A Farmers’ Uprising Against the ‘Lords’ of Livestock

Since February 10, 2021, farmers from the region of Ouled Jaballah, a few kilometers from Mahdia, have been protesting against the rising price of compound fodder, an essential component of cattle feed. The protesters are accusing certain companies in the industry of strangling the market. Inkyfada went to meet the protesters. 
| 25 February 2021

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

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
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