World Press Freedom Day 2019
Amal El Mekki
Amal Mekki is an independent journalist interested in human rights. She has worked with a number of Tunisian media, including Inkyfada, as well as foreign media such as The Guardian. She is also an information and communication consultant for a number of civil society organizations. Amal Mekki won the Best Multimedia Investigation (December 2018) for her investigation "S17: Victims of the Ministry of Interior's whim", which revealed the Tunisian Ministry of the Interior's violation of human rights by using an illegal border procedure that prevented thousands of Tunisians from traveling abroad. Amal Mekki is the first Tunisian journalist to win a case against the Ministry of the Interior regarding access to information.
Her first short documentary, "Moush Wakto", which focused on the reality of individual freedoms in Tunisia, won the Best Documentary on Civil Liberties, March 2019.