Information hero

Najiba Hamrouni

Najiba Hamrouni, acknowledged by her peers as a model of integrity, has spared no effort in defending the freedom of the press. Originally an ordinary member of the Association of Tunisian Journalists, she became the treasurer of the National Union of Tunisian Journalists, in 2008 and was elected its president in 2011. Her courage and her will have enabled her to defend Tunisia’s journalists and their working conditions, while stressing on the need for the national media to break with how journalism was practiced under the former government. In late 2013 she was awarded the Akademia Prize for Freedom of the Press.