The club invites prominent guest or expert for an off-the-record meeting every month. Since the NAFCC’s first meeting in January 2014, guests have included François Gouyette, the French ambassador to Tunisia, Hamadi Jebali, former Tunisian prime minister, and Wided Bouchamaoui, president of the Tunisian Union for Industry, Commerce and Handicrafts (UTICA).


The NAFCC also organises training for its members that includes: first aid, cybersecurity, and security training.

RSF: Tripoli’s new rules put journalists’ lives in danger

Posted by on July 12, 2018 in Activities | 0 comments

NAFCC agrees on the concern expressed in RSF’s statement published on July, the 10th, 2018, about the working conditions of journalists in Libya::

“Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Libya’s Government of National Accord to stop obstructing and endangering foreign journalists and Libyan journalists who work for international media.”

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NAFCC reiterates its concern after a fourth incident in 2018

Posted by on March 13, 2018 in Activities | 0 comments

The NAFCC deplores a new incident and expresses its concern over the pressure on journalists.

On Monday 12, March 2018, two plain clothes policemen attended at the house of Mr. Hamdi Tlili – a Tunisian citizen who works as a reporter for France 24. At that time Mr. Tlili was absent, and so the policemen waited in the street outside his house until his return. Upon his arrival they questioned Mr. Tlili about his work. In particular they referred to two reports from 2012 and 2017 which Mr. Tlili had worked on and asked him to identify a person who had appeared in these reports but whose face had been blurred out. Mr. Tlili was further questioned about his family (names, jobs…). When he asked why he was being interrogated the policemen told him that this was normal procedure as he worked for a foreign media channel.

The NAFCC notes that according to the fundamental principles of press freedom, a journalist is not obliged to reveal his sources. The attendance of police or security forces at the home of a journalist and his family is regarded as a form of intimidation.

Hamdi Tlili is a journalist of several years experience and is fully accredited to work as a journalist, carrying both the national press card and monthly filming permit.

This is the fourth incident since January of this year to be reported by a member of a foreign media based in Tunis. Earlier this year the NAFCC had audience with the offices of the Prime Minister and the President of the Tunisian Republic. The association noted the government’s commitment to respect the freedom of the press in Tunisia and the working conditions of foreign correspondents. However now the NAFCC is waiting for concrete action by the State of Tunisia. The procedures in place must be respected by the security forces. Every journalist must be able to work freely, especially if he or she holds a press card accredited by the Presidence of the Government of Tunisian Republic.

Concerns grow for journalists following a third detention

Posted by on January 16, 2018 in Activities | 0 comments

The NAFCC one again expresses its deep concerns over the growing pressure on foreign journalists working in Tunis and condemns the arrest of two journalists.

The latest incident happened on Monday, 15th January, when Nacer Talel, videographer for Anadolu Agency and his photographer colleague Enes Canli, were covering the Football Club Esperance’s 99th anniversary in the Bab Souika district of Tunis. Both journalists are fully accredited with the Tunisian authorities and Nacer Talel also holds a filming license issued by the communication services of the government presidency press office.


NAFCC condemns the detention of a foreign correspondent in Tunis

Posted by on January 14, 2018 in Activities | 0 comments

The NAFCC expresses its concern at the growing pressure faced by foreign journalists working in Tunisia.

In the latest incident on Sunday, January, 14th, Michel Picard, the french correspondent of RFI, who was covering the visit of the tunisian president Beiji Caïd Essebsi in Ettadhamen, west of Tunis, was briefely detained while reporting. (more…)

The NAFCC deplores the convening of a foreign correspondent

Posted by on January 11, 2018 in Activities | 0 comments

The NAFCC deplores the convening of a foreign correspondent in the office of the National Guard at Bardo area. (more…)

Tribute to Farida Ayari

Posted by on December 19, 2017 in Activities | 0 comments


It was with immense sadness that we learned of the passing of our sister journalist and former Vice President of the North Africa Foreign Correspondents Club, (NAFCC).  Farida’s talent and energy fuelled a career that spanned some 40 years; she is remembered for her rigorous professionalism, for being an intransigent free spirit and having a wonderful sense of humour.  Until the end she embodied a specific idea of journalism, fiercely independent and and one who eschewed plaudits and honours. (more…)

New board

Posted by on December 14, 2017 in Activities | 0 comments

Minutes of the General Assembly of December 8, 2017

The General Assembly of NAFCC took place on 8 December 2017 to elect a new Bureau.

Were elected:

  • Caroline Perrot  17 votes, 1 abstention

  • Javier Martin 17 votes, 1 abstention

  • Martin Gehlen 17 votes, 1 abstention

  • Simon Kremer  17 votes, 1 abstention

  • Maryline Dumas  17 votes, 1 abstention

  • Aleksei Merkulov  17 votes, 1 abstention

  • Frederic Bobin 17 votes, 1 abstention

The Bureau then proceeded of the election of :
- Frédéric Bobin, Président
- Maryline Dumas, Vice-Présidente
- Aleksei Merkulov, Secretary General
- Simon Kremer, Treasurer

Tribute to Yasmine Ryan

Posted by on November 30, 2017 in Activities | 0 comments

Capture d’écran 2017-11-30 à 17.06.19

It is with immense sadness and profound pain that we have learned about the loss of our colleague, Yasmine Ryan. (more…)

New board

Posted by on July 20, 2017 in Activities | 0 comments

Minutes of the Extraordinary General Assembly of May 8, 2017

The Extraordinary General Assembly of NAFCC took place on 8 May 2017 to elect a new Bureau due to Carlotta Gall’s departure from Tunisia.

A new board was elected. Its members are Frédéric Bobin, Sarah Souli, Maryline Dumas, Simon Kremer et Aleksei Merkulov.

The Bureau then proceeded of the election of :
- Frédéric Bobin, Président
- Maryline Dumas, Vice-Présidente
- Sarah Souli, Secretary General
- Simon Kremer, Treasurer

General Assembly

Posted by on January 5, 2017 in Activities | 0 comments

The General Assembly of the NAFCC took place on January 28th 2016.

List of members who attended: Frédéric Bobin, Carlotta Gall, Sandro Luytens, Justine Fontaine, Maryline Dumas Aleksey Merkulov, Jihane Bergaoui, Sarah Mersch, Sarah Souli.

The GA elected the new board: Frédéric Bobin, Maryline Dumas, Sarah Souli, Carlotta Gall.

Then the board elected Frédéric Bobin, as President; Maryline Dumas, as Vice-president; Sarah Souli, as General Secretary; Carlotta Gall, as Treasurer.


The new NAFCC board