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

Elyes Baccar, executive director of the Human Screen Festival (left), with Marwan Maalouf, IWPR's Tunisia country director. (Photo: IWPR)
Project Highlight
6 Dec 12
Lebanese film on truth, justice and the past reverberates with issues now facing Tunisians.
15 Sep 12
Footage of police and demonstrators clashing at US embassy.
Black smoke billows out of the US embassy grounds. (Photo: Jadal News/jadal.tn)
15 Sep 12
Images of September 14 violent protest at US embassy.
Protestors on the embassy walls. (Photo: Jadal News/jadal.tn)
14 Sep 12
Police disperse crowd after embassy invasion and violent clashes..
12 Sep 12
As the debate over Islam and democracy continues to dominate the political scene in Tunisia, many are worried that Islamist rhetoric will compromise the progress of women’s rights.
IWPR Insight
31 Jan 12
Revolution has proved more successful than in other countries, but it is far from over.

Developed Resources and Tools

Related handbooks and printed materials produced by IWPR.


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.