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

A Tunisian army unit involved in the fight against militants near Kasserine. (Photo: Ezer Mnasri)
18 Sep 13
Security sources say recent arrests mark progress in campaign to root out armed Islamists from their mountain retreats.
Protesters in El Reqab, central Tunisia, hold a picture of murdered politician Mohamed Brahmi. July 25, 2013.  (Photo: Mohammed Jelali)
26 Jul 13
Recriminations fly as governing Ennahda party condemns assassination while opponents suggest it had a hand in it.
Mourner at Chokri Belaid's funeral, February 8. (Photo: Rabii Kalboussi)
22 Feb 13
Ennahda picks one of its own to take over prime minister’s post after dismissing plan for a non-partisan government to see country through crisis.
The late Chokri Belaid, pictured in October 2012. (Photo: Amine Ghrabi/Flickr)
7 Feb 13
As politicians argue about what to do next, Tunisians take to the streets in scenes reminiscent of spring 2011.
4 Feb 13
Some say too little has changed since reforms were launched after 2011 revolution.
Project Highlight
25 Jan 13
IWPR involved in organising meeting on how policing can change for the better.

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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.