• Small Grants Winners Use EJN Awards to Strengthen Networks, Reporting

    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    Environmental journalists, supported by a small grants program totaling $50,000 from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), have been building and strengthening networks to improve the quality of environmental reporting in their communities.

    This year’s group of grantees – from Central Asia, the Philippines, Argentina, the Central African Republic and Tunisia – trained more than 450 journalists and produced close to 250 stories.

  • Online Freedom in the Balance

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    Against a backdrop of tightening government restrictions on freedom of expression across the Middle East and North Africa, Internews recently held a series of four intensive workshops on Internet policy and digital safety. The two-day workshops served some 100 journalists, bloggers, netizens and members of civil society groups in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Tunisia.

  • Online Freedom in the Balance

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    Against a backdrop of tightening government restrictions on freedom of expression across the Middle East and North Africa, Internews recently held a series of four intensive workshops on Internet policy and digital safety. The two-day workshops served some 100 journalists, bloggers, netizens and members of civil society groups in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Tunisia.

  • “Yes, Internews has changed my life!”

    Ghassen Gacem with camera
    Monday, April 8, 2013

    Ghassen Gacem didn’t know what he was getting into when he stumbled upon a Facebook post advertising an investigative journalism training session for youth that would be held near his home in Al Monastir, a city two hours south of Tunis, Tunisia. Held in partnership with local station Radio Monastir, the Internews-sponsored Youth Beat session promised a three-day hands-on training to teach participants how to use investigative journalism to deal with corruption in their communities.

  • Building and Strengthening Networks of Environmental Journalists

    Friday, February 1, 2013

    After reviewing well over 100 applications, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is funding five projects focused on building and strengthening networks of environmental journalists in Argentina, Central African Republic, India, Philippines, and Tunisia.

  • Tunisian Journalists Put New Skills into Practice

    Three Tunisian women
    Monday, December 31, 2012

    Internews’ Youth Beat project trains young Tunisian journalists to improve their reporting skills on elections, civic participation and the future of Tunisia. Here are the profiles of three women who participated in an investigative journalism and radio reporting workshop hosted by Internews and partner Radio Le Kef. During the training, protests erupted in the town of Seliana, 18 miles away, giving the journalists an opportunity to cover breaking news, with wide exposure for their work.

  • Tunisia's multiplying media

    Tunisia's multiplying media
    Saturday, May 5, 2012

    This Al Jazeera Listening Post episode on media freedom in Tunisia includes an interview with Jamal Dajani, Internews VP for the Middle East & North Africa.

    On Listening Post this week: Tunisia hosts World Press Freedom Day but can it host press freedom?

  • Reports: New Media Laws in Egypt, Tunisia Should Be Watched Carefully

    Friday, August 26, 2011

    The reports point to questions of just how far each country will go in ensuring freedom of expression under their new governments.

    In the case of Egypt, the report says: “We know from other experiences with democratic transition that the window of opportunity for reform, and for media law reform in particular, is limited.” Yet the challenge is daunting: To create a framework protecting free speech in Egypt that is in line with international standards will require a “comprehensive review and amendment of almost every Egyptian law affecting this key right.”

  • Practicioners Focus on Media Law in the Middle East

    Participants in the media law meeting
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011

    (July 5, 2011) Internews’ Global Human Rights Program and the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, brought together Egyptian, Jordanian, and Tunisian media professionals and legal experts to the Center for Media and Communication Studies, Central European University, in Budapest, Hungary to discuss the future of media institutions and the current state of media law and policy and regulatory frameworks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.