The 1st International Journalism Conference opened on Thursday at the Culture City in Tunis.
The three-day event which gathers some 500 journalists from 30 countries is held this year under the slogan: “A Citizen-Friendly Journalism.”
The event will include workshops, debates and training on various topics related to the press and the media around the world.
In close collaboration with publishers and journalists from Africa and the Mediterranean Basin, and also the Tunisian Committee of the Conference, bringing together Tunisian professional organisations, the Journalism and Citizenship association and its partners want the meeting to be not only demanding but to stand as a benchmark amongst stakeholders both north and south of the Mediterranean.
Major current challenges to democracy make this meeting an urgent necessity.
The Tunis International Conference is organised by Journalism and Citizenship, with Open Media Hub, an UE programme implemented by the Foundation Thomson, CFI – the French media development agency -, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), the AFD, the International Francophone Press Union, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), UNESCO via the EU-supported NET-MED Youth project, the Hirondelle Foundation, Internews, the MediaHup Tunisian Media Support Programme, the Institut Français and the Maison des Journalistes, with editorial support from the AFP and France Médias Monde.