To enhance the engagement of journalists in the political and social changes under way in Tunisia since early 2011, IWPR is conducting a two-year programme to help build sustainable, diverse, and independent media in the country. The project aims to improve professional standards among journalists, and establish linkages between traditional and informal media.

A series of training workshops for young journalists and bloggers will cover basic reporting skills, best practices in political reporting, transitional justice, and effective use of social media.

To carry and share content produced by participating journalists, IWPR Tunisia has set up  a multimedia news site in Arabic, Jadal.tn

 Nefta, an oasis town close to Tunisia's western border with Algeria. (Photo: Tico/Wikimedia Commons)
29 Nov 13
Customs service lacks the manpower, vehicles and helicopters it would need to stem the flow of consumer goods, arms and drugs.
21 Nov 13
Homegrown marijuana on the illicit market alongside narcotics imported by trafficking networks.
11 Oct 13
Officials deny that medical error is common and insist legal methods of redress are working.
10 Oct 13
Fears of violence mean foreigners stay away, and lack of cash slows recovery.
A boat carrying migrants heads for Lampedusa. (Photo: Micniosi/Wikimedia)
3 Oct 13
Attempting to cross to Lampedusa on flimsy vessels carries huge risks.
Portrait of a man from Sidi Bouzid who lives off the scraps people at the city market offer him. (Photo: Aymen Hamdi)
25 Sep 13
Pictures show daily life in all its colours.

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En soi, le journalisme en temps d’élection n’est pas différent d’autres formes de journalisme – toutefois, pendant les campagnes électorales, les médias comme les politiciens sont observés d’encore plus près, car le monde politique et le public en général suivent les informations avec plus d’attention. Les reportages sont observés de près pour y déceler – ou pas – biais, distorsions et inexactitudes.

Ainsi, journalistes et rédactions doivent maintenir un degré d’attention et de diligence encore plus élevé que d’ordinaire - et c’est là que les bonnes habitudes de journalisme impartial, de vérification des faits et d’utilisation de sources fiables entrent automatiquement
en jeu.

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This handbook is a practical guide for journalists in crisis areas, which is based on IWPR’s wide experience of training and working with journalists in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The handbook teaches international reporting standards, explaining the journalistic process clearly, from subject choice to final editing. The modules are enhanced with examples and extracts from previously published IWPR stories from around the world.