EJdG and IPSI tackle the subject of whistleblowers during a fleeting editorial session

December 13, 2019

Twenty-one French and Tunisian journalism students and three supervisors met in Montreuil at the end of November to cover the "Des livres et l'alerte" literary exhibition on whistleblowers. Their project was entitled Les Alerté.e.s.

The group focused on whistleblowers in healthcare at this event. Throughout the exhibition, the students from the Tunis Institute of Press and Information Sciences ( IPSI) and the Grenoble School of Journalism , ran a Medium, platform, as well as accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Each of these online offerings featured inclusive writing.

Content was published in both French and Arabic. Each duo included at least one woman and each trio included at least two women, except for one group, for practical reasons. Each group was binational.

"It has been important to raise awareness of whistleblowing, the role it plays in democracies and how it ties in with journalism", explains Ariane Denoyel, Deputy Director of the EJdG.
Aida Fitouri, a lecturer and researcher at IPSI, felt that the female Tunisian students could benefit from "the multicultural meetings and discussions and the new professional experience" provided by this project.

The opportunity to interview pulmonologist Irène Frachon and cover the issue of abuse in the nursing home sector was particularly useful.

Les Alerté.e.s explain what exactly a whistleblower is in this article: "a citizen primarily acting to support what they consider to be the common good".