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Journalists Protest Mismanagement at US-Funded Media Project
Journalists at the online media project Jadal announced an open strike on Monday to voice indignation over the practices of new administration officials at its parent organisation, the Institute For War and Peace Reporting (IWPR). IWPR is an international media development project receiving funding from the United States’ Middle East Partners...

Tunisian Women Seek Economic Empowerment
The dip that Tunisia's economy took after the revolution has hit the average person hard. If you're a woman, though, the odds are particularly stacked against you in the current labor market. The participation rate of men in the labor market hovers above 70% while that of women only comes to around 25%. In addition,...

Hillary Clinton and Senator Lindsey Graham Agree on Increasing “Transition Support” to Tunisia
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that the Government of the United States is increasing transitional aid for the Tunisian government and actively engaging other countries to do the same. On Thursday, in a Senate Appropriations Committee testimony, Secretary Clinton answered in the affirmative when asked by Senator Lindsey Graham ...

State Department Program’s Funding of Tunisian Media Comes under Scrutiny
Funds coming indirectly to Tunisian media from the U.S. State Department program MEPI (Middle East Partnership Initiative), have raised concern lately for lack of transparency. While MEPI doesn’t provide grants to any Tunisian media organization directly, they fund several non-profits who in turn distribute funds to Tunisian radio, televis...

20 Tunisian Enterprises in MENA Top 50
In a promising step for future investments in Tunisia, 20 Tunisian enterprises were classified in a list of the top 50 best companies in the MENA region. The news was announced by Ibtissem Bouftire, the director and consultant of the ISED program (Institute for Social and Economic Development) in Tunisia. The enterprises listed were deemed...