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I WATCH is a Tunisian non-governmental organisation that was established to ensure transparency and fight corruption following the Tunisian revolution. The organisation prides itself on empowering young men and women from different regions of the country who are working to preserve freedoms and rights gained following the revolution.  I WATCH works to ensure that all political events are transparent including pre- and post election monitoring. I WATCH also seeks to facilitate access to information. Believing that corruption is one of the reasons that triggered the revolution, I WATCH fights corruption all over the country. I WATCH also works on the democratisation of the police and guaranteeing a smooth political transition in the post-revolution period. I WATCH also worked on voter education and observing elections.


Following the ousting of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali as a result of the historic protests in 2011, the situation for human rights defenders (HRDs) in Tunisia began to improve substantially. In particular the lifting of legal impediments to the work of human rights defenders and progress in the adoption of human rights legislation have been significant. Numerous HRDs who had been persecuted by the Ben Ali's regime found opportunities for viable political participation including, notably, Moncef Marzouki who was elected interim President.