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Last updated: August 25, 2014

A new generation corruption fighters in the Middle East

Banner Icon For five intensive days in Tunis, youth across the region brainstormed innovative anti-corruption measures in the new project: MENA Integrity School.

The initiative, hosted by election watchdog I Watch and Transparency International, brought together 50 active youths from Yemen, Morocco, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and Tunisia.

“The MENA integrity school is the first anti-corruption summer school in the Arab world,” Moheb Karoui, I Watch’s President, told Tunisian news site Tunisia Live.

For five days the participants were drilled in anti-corruption methods. The agenda included lessons in investigative journalism, social media and other communication tools. By the end of the five-day-course each participant had to present a project idea, with the possibility of receiving financial support from the organizers.

Participants also had the chance to listen to, and engage with, both Arab and international experts in an exchange of ideas on how to efficiently fight corruption.

"The aim is mainly to provide activists with a tool kit to go back home and fight corruption in their countries," says Achraf Aouadi, I Watch's founder.

Follow their progress on #TISchoolTunis

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