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

Demonstration by the Occupy Bardo movement in Tunis. (Photo: Amine Ghrabi/Flickr)
16 Dec 11
Activists want to hold new leaders to original aims of revolution, even as public tires of protest.
Protest against the outcome of the constitutional assembly election in Tunisia. October 25, 2011. (Photo: Freedom at Issue/Flickr)
23 Nov 11
New parliament urged not to squander achievements of spring revolution.
Election rally in Djem. (Photo: Bellyglad/Flickr)
20 Oct 11
With many Tunisians still undecided, campaigning reaches fever pitch in run-up to Arab Spring’s first election.
Tunisian elections officials hold a press conference. (Photo: Habib Mhenni)
First Person
6 Oct 11
Personal integrity and credibility of candidates likely to be more important than ideology.
Demonstrators at a police rally in Tunis hold up protest banners. (Photo: Kathryn Henneberger/Flickr)
20 Sep 11
Officers protest over prime minister’s criticism and threat to close their unions.
Ennahda, an Islamist party, is one of the few groups whose political ideology is known to many Tunisian voters. (Photo: Flickr/Magharebia)
2 Sep 11
Voters finding it hard to pick which party to vote amid deluge of information from media.

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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.