Innsane: a media platform focused on human rights


Launched in May 2020 by a group of young Tunisian media actors, Innsane (‘Human’) is a media platform that focuses on slow investigative journalism and addresses human rights issues. It includes investigations by freelance journalists and individuals who are also victims of human rights violations, all of whom have been trained in mobile journalism by Innsane. These are broadcast as podcasts and videos over its platform.

Led by journalist Amal Mekki, Innsane focuses on youth audiences, publishing stories in the local Tunisian dialect and posting on popular platforms such as TikTok and Instagram.

Innsane has several paid partnerships for the production of visual content for third parties, as well as videos and reportages on agreed topics and training contracts. An EED grant provides core funding to enable the employment of a full-time team.

Commenting on the current crisis, Mekki says, “Our role is more important than ever. We have to report on events and be vigilant that human rights are protected. It is our responsibility to make sure we don’t lose democratic momentum.”

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