investigations

China Cables: China’s Operating Manuals For Mass Internment And Arrest By Algorithm

| 28 November 2019 | 20 minutes
A new leak of highly classified Chinese government documents reveals the operations manual for running the mass detention camps in Xinjiang and exposed the mechanics of the region’s system of mass surveillance.

Back to Tunisia, from the Islamic State

| 30 August 2019 | 15 minutes

In the al-Roj camp in northern Syria, hundreds of women wait in anguish under Kurdish watch. Since the decline of the Islamic State, many of the women who crossed borders to join the group are seeking to return to their countries of origin, by any means necessary. Several Tunisians figure among the captives. 

Implant Files: The downplayed risks of breast implants and medical tourism

| 07 January 2019 | 15 minutes

Despite recent scandals, the breast implants market continues to grow across the globe. In Tunisia’s developing medical tourism industry, service providers take advantage of this trend. Are patients made aware of the risks involved? Implant Files investigates.

Neither dead nor alive: unearthing war crimes in Libya

| 08 February 2018 | 20 minutes

This is the story of an investigation that defied the odds. A handful of investigators made it their highest priority to shine a light on the war crimes being committed in Libya. Over the course of three years, they accomplished what no international body could. 

Chronicles of a Russian espionage operation in Tunisia

| 05 January 2018 | 20 minutes

May 2015, around 18:00. Karim waits in front of the Bizerte church. Samia G. had asked him to return two of the municipality’s registers. “It’s him, Karim, the Russian,” she indicates to the four policemen accompanying her to their meeting point. A Russian espionage operation is about to come to an end. 

Espionage in Tunisia: Meriem Ben Idriss, a Russian invention

| 04 January 2018 | 12 minutes

April 28, 2015 at 12:13pm. The digital register of the Tunis municipality is updated with a new birth certificate from the district of Bab Souika. The birth certificate is validated at 12:32pm. According to official Tunisian records, Meriem Ben Idriss was born . . . at the age of 28.

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