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The Speak Out Tunisia citizen journalism training project aims to return the power of a free and fair press to the people of Tunisia.
The Speak Out Tunisia citizen journalism training project aims to return the power of a free and fair press to the people of Tunisia.
243 backers pledged $20,348 to help bring this project to life.

Beginner session in Kebili!

Hi everyone,

The beginner session of Speak Out Tunisia just wrapped up in Kebili, and the students were awesome! They came from all over Tunisia, from all different backgrounds and ages, with the common goal of learning how to become ethical and objective citizen journalists. See slideshow below for pics of them at work in the field!

During the session, they researched and reported on issues ranging from unemployment and health care to graffiti and fish breeding in the small town of Kebili. They engaged in heated discussions in class about objectivity and keeping bias out of reporting; Skyped with journalism students at the University of Montana about differences in the U.S. and Tunisian press; listened to guest presentations by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR); and started their own Tumblr blog to post their photos, slideshows and videos.

Please check out their work when you can: http://speakouttunisia.tumblr.com/

Videos to come as the students finish final editing on their own.

The advanced session begins this Tuesday in Tunis, so stay tuned for more updates and please follow the students' Tumblr blog (above) to see their work.

On behalf of the Speak Out Tunisia beginner students and the upcoming advanced students, thanks again for making this possible.

Anne and the Speak Out Tunisia team

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