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2016-12-08

DCAF and Small Arms Survey organize two training sessions on light weapons smuggling in North Africa

DCAF and Small Arms Survey organize two training sessions on light weapons smuggling in North Africa

Tunis, December, 8th, 2016 : DCAF and Small Arms Survey organized on December 5th and 6th in Tunis a training session on light weapons smuggling in North Africa. The training is part of DCAF’s support for media organizations as they play a watchdog role in the control of security sector.

 

14 journalists based in Tunisia and representing various media organizations attended this event which aims to enhance their ability to objectively cover events related to trade and smuggling of light weapons in North Africa.

 

The training was an opportunity for journalists working in the capital, Tunis, and on the field to:

 

  • Understand the issues surrounding the covering and documentation of events related to light weapons smuggling;
  • Get a full picture of the dynamics related to the trade and smuggling of light weapons;
  • Learn about the essential bases of identification and tracking of light weapons;
  • Discover new field data collection methods.
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    A similar training had been organized on December 7th and 8th for journalists of the Tunisian news agency Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP). The ministry of interior presented to attendees some samples of light weapons and ammo used by Tunisian Internal security forces (ISF). Journalists from the Tunisian the news agency, from the national Tunisian radio as well as a representative of the Algerian press agency (APS) attended this two days training.

     

    DCAF contribution in this workshop was financed through DCAF Trust Fund for North Africa (TFNA).  The Fund is financed by Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Sweden, and Switzerland. Further information on DCAF is available on the DCAF website or on the DCAF Tunisia website.


    Related publications :


    2016
    Media and governance of the security sector in Tunisia: a collection of legal texts

    Media and governance of the security sector in Tunisia: a collection of legal texts

    2015
    Security Sector Governance in the Tunisian Constitution of 27 January 2014

    Security Sector Governance in the Tunisian Constitution of 27 January 2014