Mount Semmama Cultural Centre hosts 8th Shepherd Festival April 7-9

The Mount Semmama Cultural Centre of Arts and Crafts (governorate of Kasserine) is organising the 8th edition of the Shepherd Festival from April 7 to 9. This new edition bearing the name of the Aurés Mountains will be an occasion to pay tribute to Algeria. Preparations are underway over the Tunisian-Algerian mountain border for the hosting an artistic meeting that will bring together guests from both countries namely artists and intellectuals. The Cultural Centre of Mount Semmama will be the hosting place of the 8th Shepherd Festival, with attendance of…

Pinna Association organizes Yoga and Ayurvedic Medicine Retreat at Nouail Oasis

The Pinna Association for the Development and Promotion of Ecotourism is organizing a Yoga and Ayurvedic Medicine Retreat at the Nouail Oasis from February 12 to 17 in the presence of Indian Yoga Coach Dayaram Sharma, health and well-being professionals, nutritionist and osteopath. The event which is considered as a first in Tunisia aimed at promoting alternative tourism destination and wellness tourism during which participants will have an introduction to Ayurveda and Yoga from its origins in India. This event is supported by the region’s tourism professionals with the presence…

Dismissal for Mohamed Ayachi Ajroudi

A dismissal for businessman Mohamed Ayachi Ajroudi and owner of Al Janoubia TV in the case brought against him by artist Farhat Jouini, according to the verdict pronounced by the Tunis Court of Appeal. The Criminal Division of the Court of First Instance sentenced Mr Ajroudi in July 2018 to one year in prison for falsifying a rental contract for the benefit of the TV channel. TunisianMonitorOnline

“Tunisia, Cities of Civilisations”:Guided tour to promote archaeological sites

(TAP) – The Agency for the Promotion of Heritage and Cultural Promotion (French: Amvppc) organised on Saturday a guided tour to promote the archaeological sites of the cities of Sousse and Monastir, TAP reported on Saturday. The visit is part of the national programme “Tunisia, Cities of Civilisations” initiated by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT). In a statement to TAP, Amvppc Director General Kamel El Bchini said that 60 journalists from various Tunisian, Egyptian and Palestinian media took part in the visit.…

Morocco’s ambassador to Tunisia appointed president of supreme Independent Authority for Audiovisuals communication

According to Tunisian French-language website « Leaders », Current ambassador of Morocco to Tunisia, Latifa Akherbach is appointed the president of supreme Independent Authority for Audiovisuals communication in Morocco, similar to Tunisian Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HAICA). Based in Tunis since February 2016, the ambassador manages also the Affairs of the Moroccan Embassy in Libya with residence in Tunis since its closure for security reasons. Well-known in the Moroccan media landscape, before starting a diplomatic carrier, Latifa Akherbach was a teacher at the Journalism Institute in Rabat, then Director of this Institute before being…

Two online newspapers enrich media landscape

Universe news, a new online media Mustapha Machat, former Director of communication at the Société Nationale de Distribution des Pétroles AGIL S.A. and former journalist at Arabic-language “Assabah” daily, has just launched a new French online newspaper called univsersenews.tn. This media which enriches the media landscape in Tunisia will soon be followed by an Arabic version “Alwasatnews.tn”, both published by the company Tunisia first Consulting (TFC). The two newspapers “Universenews” (in French) and “Alwasatnews” news (in Arabic) are two web newspapers focusing on proximity and covering all news, with objective, instant…

Luxor African Film Festival to pay tribute to Tunisian Cinema

The eighth edition of the Luxor African Film Festival will pay tribute to Tunisian cinema and its authors from March 15 to 21, 2019. The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) is one of the projects of the Independent Shabab Foundation (ISF). The idea of its current president author Sayed Fouad was as follows: “Since African films are practically not screened in Egypt, they had to be given a new space. Besides, the city of Luxor has hardly any cultural or artistic events, so it was the perfect place to decentralize…

First International Journalism Conference opens in Tunis 

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…

Clarification of Al-Hurriyaa website about rumour on social networks

The Manager of the Tunisian website newspaper Al-Hurriyaa denied the rumour circulating on social networks about “the detention or torture and intimidation of its press team inside the Saudi Embassy last October 23. The newspaper said in a statement published on its website last Monday that the publication of one of the Tunisian websites and a Qatari newspaper is entirely baseless. Bisedes, the newspaper warned of “making use of its name to make statements that have no relation with its media institution,” stressing that it will take the necessary actions…

First international meeting of journalism on November 15-17 in Tunis

The first international meeting of journalism is due to be held on November 15 to 17.in Tunis, which will provide the opportunity to exchange expertise launch debates on the professional situations in the sector. The gathering will also be an occasion to showcase successful experiences around the world. During a meeting with the press held Monday in Tunis, Regional Director of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) North Africa Souhaib Khayati said that Tunisia’s choice for this first edition of the press event is made on the basis of the achievements carried…