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…

Tunisian film “Fatwa” by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud awarded Golden Tanit at 2018 Carthage Film Festival  

The Golden Tanit, the highest distinction of Carthage Film Festival, was awarded to Tunisian feature film “Fatwa” by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud, which also won Best Actor for Ahmed Hafian, as the 29th edition of the Carthage Film Festival (JCC) closed Saturday evening in the Opera Theatre in the city of culture in Tunis. “Brotherhood” by Tunisian Meryem Joobeur won the golden Tanit in the category of short films. List of the films awarded at the 29th edition of the Carthage Film Festival: Official Competition of Feature Films: Golden Tanit: “Fatwa” by…

29th Carthage Film Days open in Tunis

The 29th edition of the Carthage Film Days opened on Saturday night in the Culture city Opera, in a festive atmosphere. The ceremony of the Carthage Film Festival was organised for the first time in the Culture City, with attendance of Tunisian, Arab and African film stars, several political and media personalities in addition to representatives of diplomatic missions in Tunisia. This year, the one-week Carthage Film Festival presents more than 200 films from 47 countries in different categories, produced in 2017 and 2018, including 54 Arab films and 15…

Rambourg Foundation inaugurates Cultural Center of Arts and Crafts in Mount Semmama in Kasserine to counter extremism

Mount Semmama in Kasserine governorate hosted on October 20, 2018, the inauguration ceremony of the Cultural Center for Arts and crafts funded by the Rambourg Foundation with an investment worth one million dinars. The Cultural Center which is meant to be a lever for cultural and economic development in the region of Mount Semmama includes cultural workshops and training in local crafts, as well as sports activities. The Center in fact was built in this region to be a place of hope for locals and young people in Kasserine, Shiran…

DW Akademie launches MEDIA LOVES TECH in Tunis

Digital solutions for viable journalism in Tunisia The MEDIA LOVES TECH Conference started on Monday, October 22, 2018, in Tunis with the participation of world-renowned lecturers at the initiative of  DW Akademie in partnership Al Khatt organization. Being held for the first time in Tunisia, this event is a competition which is seeking to identify the best digital concepts for an innovative and high-quality journalism. The MEDIA LOVES TECH event is a propitious opportunity for the Journalists, startuppers, developers, designers, associations and bodies to take stock of innovative journalism with…

Ibn Khaldoun-Senghor Translation Award bestowed to Tunisia

The Ibn Khaldoun-Senghor 2018 Translation Award was granted to the French-Arabic translation of Sylvie Patron’s social sciences work “Le Narrateur, Introduction à la théorie narrative” (“Narrator, Introduction to Narrative Theory”). The Arabic translation, entitled “Arraoui, Madkhal Ela Annadharya Assardya,” was published in 2017 by the Tunis Translation Centre. The announcement was made at a meeting of the jury of Ibn Khaldoun – Senghor award of literary and humanities translation from French to Arabic chaired by Tunisian Mohamed Mahjoub, the International Organisation of La Francophonie revealed. The jury met on October…