The prizes will be awarded during a seminar co-organised by the IFJ and the SNJT entitled “Journalists’ rights as a pillar of public interest journalism and of human rights”. Participants will discuss these items during a panel with labour law experts, unionists and journalists.
The SNJT will also sign a collective agreement with Tunisian radio station Mosaïque FM on the same day.
The President of the SNJT Yassine Jelassi said: “This [award] is to emphasise the role of independent journalism in protecting fundamental rights and enhancing accountability. It is an affirmation that guaranteeing the social and professional rights of journalists is the cornerstone of quality journalism.”
The IFJ General Secretary Anthony Bellanger said: “The SNJT’s campaign is key in supporting and encouraging the incredible work of independent journalists, especially now, when journalists' rights and sustainability of independent media are facing unprecedented threats. We praise the SNJT's initiative to award those journalists who best contributed to improve the quality of journalism and public debate in Tunisia.”