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Serige Ehiri

Erige Sehiri

Documentary film director/producer

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

After studying business administration and documentary filmmaking, I began my career as a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem for France 24, France 3 and Radio Canada.
In 2011, I moved to Tunisia and directed several documentaries while being devoted to the citizen journalism project, “Jaridaty”.
In 2013, I co-founded the Tunisian webzine Inkyfada and the NGO Al Khatt to promote freedom of expression and freedom of the press in Tunisia.

ACHIEVEMENT / What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

Al Khatt NGO aims to take action at the national and regional levels to develop and strengthen freedom of the press, right and access to information for all. Al Khatt wishes to act for the establishment of a democratic and transparent system in Tunisia.

LOCATION / In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

Tunisia.

IMPACT/What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of your activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

Through the webzine Inkyfada, the citizen journalism network Jaridaty, the production of documentaries and the training in journalism, Al Khatt helps to provide tools for an active and informed kind of citizen.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you.

“The world is mountain, in which your words are echoed back to you.” Rumi