Blue TN is a digital media company specialized in environmental issues and recipient of awards from both the Deutsche Welle ( Media Loves Tech Program) and Entrepreneurship Lighthouse Program (European Union) .

BLUE TN is Tunisia’s first digital media addressing environmental issues.

BLUE TN’s editorial line is based on 4 objectives:

  • Raising awareness through mainstreaming the environmental issues.
  • Enlighten the general public on the alternatives for a model of sustainable development.
  • Influencing Tunisian  decision-makers.
  • Promoting eco-friendly projects good initiatives and green experiences in Tunisia.
Our Vision 
  • For a resilient Tunisia facing climate change.
  • Informed and aware citizens.
  • Public policies are committed to sustainable development.

Mayssa Sandli: Co-founder & CEO

Born in the Tunisian Cape Bon region, she was raised with the help of her grandmother on a small farm surrounded by orange trees.

Mayssa holds a Master’s degree in Quality Safety Environment management a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Biotechnology, and a university certificate in Sustainable Development from the University of Michigan and SDG Academy. Before founding BLUE TN, she led several citizen initiatives to encourage eco-tourism in southern and northwest Tunisia by traveling by bicycle.

After several terrorist attacks targeting Tunisians in 2017, she embarked on a bicycle trip with another female friend. They spent two weeks biking by themselves through Southern Tunisia in remote Amazigh (Berber) desert villages to promote eco-tourism, encourage Tunisian women to participate in biking, and help local craftswomen along the way.

Mayssa has been active in Tunisia’s civil society since 2015, leading campaigns for nature and biodiversity preservation with local NGOs. She has led many trainings in digital communication for environmental advocacy campaigns for many organizations, including the EUROMED Network for Human Rights, the Tunisian Association for the Protection of Nature and the Environment (ATPNE), the Women Voters League, and more. She has also given lectures for the Tunisian War College, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, and Greenway Maker about the security challenges of climate change and the media treatment of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report.

Contact: mayssa.sandli@yahoo.com

Kerim Bouzouita:  Co-founder, Advocacy, and editorial Advisor he is a doctor in anthropology

Kerim is a Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology (Univ. Paris 8, and also holds a Master’s degree in Communication (Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci), and a Master’s degree in Philosophy and Arts (Univ. Paris  8). He is a researcher, lecturer, and author (Loyola University of Chicago, War College, Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme de Paris, Tunisian School of Politics, etc). He’s the Author of numerous books and studies and reference books on soft power, advocacy, political communication, cyber-activism, and media.  He is an advocacy, media, and communication advisor and trainer for various international organizations (United Nations. European Union, Council of Europe, MICT, GIZ, etc.)

Contact: kerimbouzouita@gmail.com

Contact-us

Tel : +216 53 239 446
Email: mayssa.sandli@bluetunisia.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/blue-tn 
Facebook: @Blue.Tunisia
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blue__tn/
Twitter : https://twitter.com/Blue___tn

 

BLUE TN Team

Redactor

Amina Kechuindi

Engineer agronomist specialized in Fisheries Engineering & Environment

Research Master in Operation & Management of Aquatic Ecosystems at the National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia.
Communication Manager (Young Fisheries Club Tunisia); IEEE STUDENT BRENCH Member; Earth Hour WWF Tunisia; Club of Diving Activities of Bizerte;
Member of Association for the protection of the environment Ghar El Melh
Redactor

Abir Nedri

Industrial Chemical Engineer

Abir has a master of Science and Technology innovation policy in National School of Engineers of Tunis (ENIT).
Redactor

Khalil El Béchir

Khalil is our youngest redactor .
He is freelancer and activist in community life and member of youth for climate change

Redactor

Hamed Mallat

Marine Life Biologist

Hamed is a marine life Biologist working on marine species conservation in Tunisia and he is trying to give voice to the voiceless through my conservation efforts and scientific research.
He has a Master in biology of organisms and populations and environment- field: marine biology

Our scientific advisers

Scientific Advisor

Hamdi Hached

Climate expert

A competent Environmental Engineer with excellent communication, organization and co-ordination skills. Possessing a proven track record of preparing and executing project plans and programs, ensuring that work is carried out in accordance with the companies procedures and clients satisfaction. Able to ensure timely, safe and cost effective study and implementation during the life cycle of projects from conception till customer satisfaction.
Through academic trainings during the last 5 years of engineering formation, I have developed a strong sense of responsibility, effective interpersonal skills and the ability to contribute to teamwork, even in high-pressure environments. With my background in polyvalent Environmental studies, I am confident that I can handle any position proposed to me.
Scientific Advisor

Nidhal Attia

Program Coordinator: Sustainable Development and Environmental Policies .

Nidhal believes in the proverb of the French writer, Victor Hugo who says that ''Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come''. He is committed and determined to promote the green ideas of sustainability in Tunisia among both civil society actors and decision-makers. Nidhal has a good experience with Tunisian environmental associations and he currently leads the Environmental Policy Program at the Heinrich Boll Foundation office in Tunis. A position he holds since January 2018. In addition, Nidhal is an expert in climate change and in Climate Negotiations under the UNFCCC which he closely follows since 2015 and even produces publications to better popularize the complex concepts related to this theme and to alert general public and decision makers on the necessity and the urgency of climate action.

Nidhal holds a Bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences and a Master's degree in Marine Biology, both obtained at the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis El Manar.

BLUE TN EDITORIAL CHARTER

 ARTICLE 1:

Blue TN is committed to respecting the principles of freedom of opinion and expression and the citizen’s right to access information.

Blue TN respects the right of individuals to the protection of privacy and is committed to banishing any speech that incites racial or cultural hatred or exports discrimination, animosity, or violence against of a well-defined category of Tunisians. 

ARTICLE 2: 

Blue TN insists on the independence of its editorial line and rejects any interference from any person, party, or private or governmental institution in its editorial policy.

Blue TN  insists on the clear distinction between media content and advertising content while respecting its editorial strategy of an awareness media.

ARTICLE 3: 

Blue TN works tirelessly to have primacy in the collection and dissemination of information and considers that accuracy, verification, veracity and relevant treatment are more important than the speed of their publication on the website and social networks.

Blue TN strongly certifies that it will never rely on mere rumor as a source of information, especially that which aims to harm others, except after verification of its authenticity with a reliable source.

ARTICLE 4: 

Blue TN resolutely takes the position of presenting the information with clarity in simplified language and without frills in order to allow the public to grasp the events, and understand the complicated phenomena related to the environment and other facts, apart from any misleading tendency or propensity to favor a party at the expense of another.

Blue TN urges its editors never to introduce their personal points of view into the information disseminated, to maintain the neutrality of the information disseminated without falling into militancy, and this, by the use of truncated or distorted information or even deviated from its context for the purpose of wanting to increase the reach out rate of the content or to have exclusivity. 

ARTICLE 5:

Blue TN applies to the rule stipulating that “information is sacred, the commentary is free” while respecting professional standards, the principles of its editorial charter, and scientific bases. 

ARTICLE 6: 

Blue TN scrupulously adheres to professional ethics and journalistic standards for collecting information and the most appropriate approach to deal with the various sources of scientific information in all moral and intellectual probity. 

ARTICLE 7: 

Blue TN’s web editors strive to respect journalistic and scientific rules, namely:

  • Verify the authenticity of information before it is released .S’assurer auprès des diverses sources scientifiques de la véracité des données et des informations provenant d’autres site web ou articles scientifique . 
  • Respect fundamental rules when writing information, putting statements in quotation marks and attributing them to their authors, and avoiding judgments that betray ideological or political positions.
  • Respect the copyright for the images broadcast.
  • Cite the sources of the information when publishing it.

ARTICLE 8: 

Blue TN strives to avoid any promotion, advertising, or dissemination of information from polluting companies that want to give themselves an illusory image of ecological responsibility.

Green communication does not always mean that the company is responsible for the environment.