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…

TUNISIA set to be one of hottest travel destinations among Brits next year ( Thomas Cook).

Following the re-introduction of Tunisia to British holidaymakers at the start of 2018, the travel company has increased the number of flights and hotels throughout the year to meet customer demand, the Sun daily reports in its website. Next summer, the company is offering 27 hotels across six resorts and 17 weekly flights from the UK, up from 11 this summer, the daily noted. The Sun indicated that the surge in interest is being driven by the level of hotel that holidaymakers can get for a cheap price, thanks to it…

Eurêka Jeune International Award granted to Tunisian Amjed Mouelhi

The Eurêka Jeune International Award for the promotion of science education and popularisation in Tunisia and around the world was awarded to Tunisian Secretary General of the Astronomical Society of Tunisia, Amjed Mouelhi on Tuesday, in Paris. Amjed Mouelhi is a PhD student at the National School of Electronics and its applications. He is devoted to the sharing of scientific culture, particularly through the Astronomical Society of Tunisia, who is a member of the steering committee. According to the president of the Astronomical Society, Hichem Ben Yahia, Amjed Mouelhi who…

U.S. embassy in Tunis hosts exhibition of Tunisian handicraft products

The U.S. embassy in Tunis hosted Wednesday afternoon, an exhibition featuring 25 artisans who displayed their Tunisian handicraft products This initiative came within the framework of US government programme providing for five projects to promote Tunisian handicrafts in its various components. The US government programme aimed to help Tunisian companies preserve their local traditions and share them worldwide with a wider audience through export, US Ambassador in Tunis Daniel Rubinstein told reporters. The US government has invested $ 6.2 million in the craft sector in Tunisia since 2012, to export…

First Tunisian-Egyptian Business Council held in Tunis

The Confederation of Tunisian Citizen Enterprises (CONECT) and the Association of Egyptian Businessmen held the first session of the Tunisian-Egyptian Business Council Tuesday in Tunis. The Council aimed to enhance bilateral economic dialogue between Tunisia and Egypt to make development means available for trade and promote investment in both countries, CONECT, said in a statement. The council provides the occasion for the Egyptian and Tunisian businessmen to take stock of the investment climate and bolster economic cooperation between the two countries. The communication between Council officials is an opportunity to…

Tunisian economy has promising capabilities due to its human resources (Jihad Azour)

Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Jihad Azour said Tuesday to Express FM that “the Tunisian economy has promising capabilities due in particular to its human resources and its graduates”. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) remains quite low and it will be necessary to focus on the economic policy or some clear axes, he added. Jihad Azour noted that the axes including the preservation of the economic stability through the control of the budget deficit as it has a negative repercussion on…

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…

Rambourg Foundation philanthropic mission in first Shanghai International Import Exhibition

Rambourg Foundation stand in China International Import Expo CIIE /Photo credit Ilyes Gaidi

Rambourg Foundation stand in China International Import Expo CIIE /Photo credit Ilyes Gaidi   The Rambourg Foundation presence in the exhibition is part of its belief in the philanthropic mission that it has set as a motto since the early days of its creation, Shiran Ben Abderrazak Executive Director of the  Rambourg Foundation who is present in the exhibition told TunisianMonitoronline. The foundation, he said, also believes in the potential of the Tunisian handicrafts, craftsmen and designers in the creation of purely Tunisian products commended by the Chinese visitors to…

Tunisia takes part in Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg

Tunisia is participating in the Africa Investment Forum (AIF)  held by the African Development Bank (AfDB) from November 7 to 9 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The African Development Bank’s innovative marketplace dedicated to advancing projects to bankable stages, raising capital, and accelerating the financial closure of deals. The Forum Brings together pension funds, sovereign wealth funds,  private investors, policymakers, private equity firms, and heads of government. The delegation was led by the Minister of Investment, Development and International Co-operation Zied Ladhari to present two projects on energy and water desalination. The…