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

 Demonstrators burn a copy of Muammar Gaddafi’s Green Book outside the Libyan embassy in Cairo to celebrate the rebels’ entry into Tripoli. (Photo: Maggie Osama/Flickr)
1 Sep 11
Old regime needs to be rooted out in order for new Libya to emerge, activist says.
31 Aug 11
People returning from other Arab countries say they are excluded from government assistance programme.
Political banners at a protest in Tunis. The upper one says “I’m Muslim, I’m Tunisian, I’m against Ennahda”, while the one below says “We won’t accept a second RCD” – a reference to ousted President Ben Ali’s ruling party. (Photo: Fouad Hamdan)
30 Aug 11
Despite many obstacles, prospects for reforms still look good.
Demonstration in Tunis, August 8, 2011. (Photo: maryatexitzero/Flickr)
25 Aug 11
Demonstrations as former regime figures appear to escape justice.
Many yound Tunisians are wary of the growing influence of the Islamists. (Photo: Hamideddine Bouali)
22 Jul 11
Young activists say tensions are growing with Islamists as they flex their political muscle.
WikiLeaks provided confirmation of what Tunisians already knew. (Photo: Nasser Nouri/Flickr)
First Person
6 Jul 11
Activist translated secret cables to show Tunisians the extent of government misdeeds.

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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.