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Bizerte, A Forgotten Battle

"On October 15, I saw the French boats discreetly take off. Nothing was happening in town", says Rachid Bakkay, a journalist from Bizerte. Despite this symbolic departure basically being a non-event, it is now a date that is commemorated, while the protagonists of the battle of July 1961 are more or less forgotten.

Tunisair and Ben Ali, A System of Impunity and the Dictator Benefitting from it

On August 17, 2009, Tunisair sold its 33 million dt shares with UIB bank to people close to Ben Ali. Barely three months later, the company purchases ant a brand new A340 for the former president. Supervised by Mongi Safra, these two intertwined events illustrate a system where everything was arranged in order to satisfy the regime.

Confined to precarity : The Ivorian Vendors of Tunis

In the northern suburbs of Tunis, a small group of Ivorian women set up shop in a market run by Tunisian men. Over time, by selling products from their country of origin, these women have become an anchor for the growing local sub-Saharan community. With the market closing during the Covid-19 pandemic, these women were thrown into precariousness.

Cleo : A Transgender Activist Seeking Refuge in Tunisia

Originally from Benin, Cleo* had to leave her country because of her gender identity and activism. She has been living in Tunisia for a few years now and recently managed to obtain refugee status. She tells us about her struggles and personal journey.

Hamrouni and Aziz, The Faces of Sex Work

Hamrouni* and Aziz* practice the same profession, without having the same rights. She works legally, while his work is clandestine. From their police interactions to the dirty looks from local residents, their daily lives look nothing alike.

Chronicles of a Russian Espionage Operation in Tunisia

Around 18pm, May 2015, Karim waits in front of the Bizerte church for Samia G who had asked him to return two of the municipality’s registers. “That’s him, Karim, the Russian”, she tells the four policemen accompanying her to their meeting point. A five year long Russian espionage operation is about to come to an end. 

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Inkyfada Podcast is the first platform entirely dedicated to original Tunisian podcasts, and was conceived by Inkyfada media in collaboration with the in-house research and development laboratory, InkyLab.
Inkyfada joined the global podcast boom in 2017, when the team produced the first Tunisian audio documentary, diving deep into the belly of the El Kamour struggle taking place in the desert.
Since then, Inkyfada Podcast has produced a wide variety of documentaries, investigations, and podcast series, as well as articles accompanied by music; covering a multitude of contemporary issues in order to offer an immersive and alternative podcast experience.
Whilst exclusively offering audio content, the Inkyfada Podcast team upholds the same core values and principles of inkyfada.com, and is committed to producing high quality content though a dynamic and meticulous production process.
In addition to the permanent team, Inkyfada podcast works closely with various journalists, artists, illustrators, musicians and other content creators in order to diversify the platform and support artistic creativity.
These podcasts differ from traditional radiophonic content in that the applied production and editing process is more akin to cinematographic techniques, in addition to being web-based, downloadable and accessible on demand.
Additionally, Inkyfada Podcast uniquely offers subtitles in French, Arabic and English for all audio content, the majority of which is recorded in Tunisian or in the preferred language of the speaker in question.

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