Tunis International Journalism Convention

When :

from Thursday 15 November, 2018
09:15
to Saturday 17 November, 2018
22:00

Type of event :

Category 8-Symposium

Where :

Cité de la Culture and Théâtre du 4eme Art, Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia

Contact :

r.soraide@unesco.org

The first edition of the Tunis International Convention aims to facilitate connections and exchanges between journalists from across the Mediterranean. It is an initiative of the association Journalisme & Citoyenneté (which organizes the Tours International Journalism Convention each spring), made possible thanks to the support and engagement of numerous partners, including UNESCO.

UNESCO’s support to the Tunis International Journalism Convention is conceived as an element within the celebration of Global Media and Information Week in 2018, and takes place in the framework of the “Networks of Mediterranean youth Project” (NET-MED Youth), financed by the European Union, and the project “ Preventing Violent Extremism through Youth Empowerment in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia”, launched by UNESCO in tandem with the United Nations Office of Counterterrorism (UNOCT) and cofinanced by the Government of Canada.

Every year, UNESCO and its partners commemorate Global Media and Information Literacy Week, bringing together key actors from different disciplines to examine and recognize progress achieved in this field. Taking into account that the 1st edition of the Tunis International Journalism Convention will emphasize, among other issues, the importance of reinforcing Media and Information Literacy, UNESCO is contributing to the event in order to celebrate Global MIL Week in Arab States.

UNESCO’s support to the Tunis International Journalism Convention takes place in the framework of the “Networks of Mediterranean youth Project” (NET-MED Youth), financed by the European Union, and the project “ Preventing Violent Extremism through Youth Empowerment in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia”, launched by UNESCO in tandem with the United Nations Office of Counterterrorism (UNOCT) and cofinanced by the Government of Canada.

UNESCO will organize debates, ateliers and workshops focused on Media and Information Literacy, including in relation to preventing and countering hate speech and violent extremism.
UNESCO and different partners (SNJT, CFI, IMS, CMS, IREX Europe and AMARC), will also lead “Radio FM-Air des Assises”, a temporary associative radio in line with the meeting’s theme “A journalism that is useful to citizens”.

During the event, there will also be a vernissage for the “Tsawar M3aya / Imagine with me” cartoon exposition that was produced as a collaboration between NET-MED Youth Morocco and another EU-funded project implemented by Cartooning for Peace (“Dessinons pour la paix et la démocratie”).