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

| 17 March 2021 | 10 minutes
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.  

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.  

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.”

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

| 12 November 2020 | 10 minutes

"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.

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.

Confined to Precarity: the Ivorian Vendors of Tunis

| 15 May 2020 | 10 minutes

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. 

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