Ridha Behi’s “The Island of Forgiveness” and Nejib Kthiri’s “Trinou” shortlisted in Cairo International Film Festival

The Tunisian cinema is widely present in the competition and in the jury of the 44th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) set for November 13-22 in Cairo.   The full programme of the festival, unveiled on Tuesday, includes two Tunisian films in the official competition.   Ridha Behi’s The Island of Forgiveness has been shortlisted among 14 films in the […]

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Nefta hosts Rouhaniyet festival in its 6th edition “Houyem,” November 1-4

The Sufi and mystical music festival Rouhaniyet is back this year in the city of Nefta, on November 1-4, in a 6th edition called “Houyem.”   Rouhaniyet, named this year the “International Sufi Music Festival” according to the poster, is intended to be an international event of mystical arts and sacred songs, and joins the biggest festivals of the genre, […]

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EU launches Culture Moves Europe programme and first call for individual mobility

The European Commission launched Culture Moves Europe, its new permanent mobility scheme for artists and cultural professionals, as well as a first call for individual mobility.   Benefiting from a total budget of €21 million under the Creative Europe programme for a three-year-period (2022-2025), Culture Moves Europe becomes the largest European mobility scheme for artists and cultural professionals, targeting all […]

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Kerkennah Island hosts 1st edition of International Blue Crab Festival, October 17-19

The Kerkennah Island located about 21 kilometres off Sfax (South-East of Tunisia) is hosting the first edition of the International Blue Crab Festival, October 17-19, 2022.   This scientific, cultural, heritage and culinary event was initiated thanks to the synergy of two cross-border projects Italy-Tunisia Blue-adapt “Marine biological invasion and fisheries: Study, mitigation and adaptation in the context of climate […]

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Line-up of Carthage Film Days 2022

The 33rd edition of the Carthage Film Days (JCC) scheduled from October 29 to November 5, 2022 will see the participation of 599 films from 72 countries including 23 African and 17 Arab countries in addition to 32 international participations.   During a press conference held on Wednesday at the Theatre of Young Creators in the City of Culture, the […]

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Young People Suffer Food Insecurity, Increasing Conflicts, Ramped Up Violence, Delegates Stress as Third Committee Discusses Children’s Rights

The world is facing the worst hunger crisis, with an estimate of 149 million children — nearly one in five — chronically malnourished, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) heard today, as delegates continued their general discussion on the rights of children.   During their general debate, delegates recognized increasing global crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity and […]

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HAICA objects to court decision banning airing of investigative TV programme

The Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HAICA) strongly criticised the decision by the investigating judge at the Court of First Instance in Tunis on October 7, 2022 to ban airing an episode of the “Four Truths”, an investigative TV programme on private channel “Elhiwar Ettounsi”.   The stated reason for such ban was to ensure the proper conduct of […]

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“The Man Who Became a Museum” wins “Documentary Screen” award at “Ecrans Noirs” festival in Cameroon

The feature-length documentary “The Man who became a museum” by Marwen Trabelsi has won the prize “Documentary Screen” international feature film at the 26th edition of the Film Festival “Black Screens” held from October 1 to 8, 2022 in Yaoundé (Cameroon) with the theme this year “Cinema a total art”. The feature documentary (2019) traces the life of Aly Issa, […]

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International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition to be held from October 12 to 16 at Enfidha Airport

The 2nd edition of the international exhibition of aerospace and defense IADE Tunisia will be held from October 12 to 16, at the international airport of Enfidha Hammamet, with the participation of 200 exhibiting companies. Placed under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic, this exhibition will cover an area of 300 m2 and will see the participation of […]

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Amendment of electoral decree-law is admission of failure of current power (Al Joumhouri)

Al Joumhouri party considers that the amendment of the electoral decree-law, at this juncture, is an admission of failure of what it calls “the authority of the fait accompli” and its choices and augurs a legislative chaos. In a statement issued on Sunday, the party criticises the search for pretexts to attack the municipal councils. Last Friday, the President of […]

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Social Dialogue Has Passed Stage of Fundamental Reforms – Minister

In a presentation, Sekkouri said that negotiations “have passed the stage of fundamental reforms such as that of pensions, the file of labor legislation, and the organic law on the right to strike,” reported Government Spokesman Mustapha Baitas.   It was also proceeded to accelerate the pace of sectoral meetings, including those of the Department of Education and Training and […]

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Yom Kippur: Morocco’s Jewish Community Holds Ceremony in Memory of Late HM Mohammed V, HM Hassan II

During this ceremony, which took place in the presence of the Wali of the region of Casablanca-Settat, governor of the prefecture of Casablanca, Said Ahmidouch, the president of the Council of the region, Abdellatif Maâzouz and many civil and military personalities, prayers were raised in memory of the late HM King Mohammed V and the late HM King Hassan II, […]

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