Getting treated for Covid-19 in a private clinic, but at what cost?

| 15 December 2020 | 10 minutes
I can’t afford to pay!” cries out Fadhila as she discovers her husband’s medical bill. Having caught Covid-19, he spent two weeks in an intensive care unit in a private clinic in Greater Tunis. The clinic in question is now billing him more than 20,000 dinars in expenses. Overcharging, lack of transparency and harassment - Inkyfada has gathered the testimonies of several families and healthcare professionals.  

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

| 13 December 2020 | 0 minutes
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.

At the Heart of Human Trafficking Networks in Libya

| 01 December 2020 | 15 minutes
"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.

In Italy, the obscure deportation process of Tunisian migrants

| 26 November 2020 | 10 minutes
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.  

Cinema and epidemics, a professional community in great difficulty

| 13 November 2020 | 8 minutes
To fight spreading of the Covid-19 pandemic, movie theatres were among the first institutions to draw their curtains closed. An entire industry is holding its breath and professionals are ringing the alarm bells. “If things continue like this, we will no longer exist in 6 months.”

Episode 4: Censorship

| 23 September 2020 | 22 minutes
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? 

How Tunisian Athlete Habiba Ghribi Fell Victim to the Laxity of International Banks

| 20 September 2020 | 12 minutes
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.

Episode 3: Content

| 17 September 2020 | 16 minutes
"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?

Episode 9: Behind the Walls of the Interior

| 14 September 2020 | 30 minutes
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.

Episode 2: Financing

| 09 September 2020 | 14 minutes

What is the most effective funding model in the digital world? Is profit a means or an end for the media?

Episode 1: Independence

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

Episode 8: Trojan Horse

| 27 August 2020 | 24 minutes

January 14, 2011. Haikel Hazgui - or "Nash", as his friends call him - flees from the authority of his family to confront the authority of Ben Ali's regime. Between Jebeniana, his hometown, and Tunis, he follows the actions of the revolt closely. In this episode, Nash recounts the "forgotten battles," such as that of Jean Jaurès, a few meters from Habib Bourguiba Avenue. Upon his return to Jebeniana, he also joins an unprecedented experience of self-management and participatory democracy, which came to fill the political void after the fall of power.

THE SECOND WAVE OF COVID-19 IN 10 CHARTS

| 20 August 2020 | 15 minutes
On 17 August  2020, 129 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in Tunisia, setting a new record for daily infections. Since the reopening of the borders, the infections have continued to rise. Compared with the first-wave data, Inkyfada provides figures and graphs on the return of the epidemic.

El Kamour, Protests Continue Amid the Crackdown

| 30 July 2020 | 7 minutes

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.

Episode 7: Interference on the Airwaves

| 14 July 2020 | 22 minutes
Rabeb Srairi recently became known from the series "Nouba."  In January 2011, she began working for the radio station Shems FM, then owned by Ben Ali's daughter. Soon after, she learned what journalism is really about when covering what turned out to be one of the most significant events in Tunisian contemporary history. After the January 14 demonstration, in the radio station's premises, as well as in the Carthage Palace, a transformation is taking place. Rabeb looks back on this experience which changed her view of things in multiple ways. 

“A Foreigner in My Own Country:” The Unguaranteed Right to Tunisian Citizenship

| 07 July 2020 | 20 minutes
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.   

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

| 30 June 2020 | 10 minutes

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. 

Episode 6: a Battlefield

| 14 June 2020 | 22 minutes
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. 

The COVID-19 Epidemic in Tunisia, in Numbers

| 14 June 2020 | 15 minutes

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.

The Impossible Return of the Tunisians who Died in France

| 21 May 2020 | 7 minutes

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.

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