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The world’s greatest forum for civil society, goverments and the private sector working together to fight corruption.

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Sihem Bensedrine

Tunisian Truth and Dignity Commission

Sihem Bensedrine is a journalist and a human rights activist who fought for the freedom of the press and denounced torture and governmental corruption under the Ben Ali regime since the 1980s. After obtaining a degree in Philosophy from the University of Toulouse (France), Sihem Bensedrine started working as a journalist in Tunisia in 1980. In 1879, she joined the Tunisian Human Rights League (Ligue Tunisienne des Droits de l’Homme) and, in 1998, she co-founded the National Council for Freedoms in Tunisia (Conseil National pour les Libertés en Tunisie). Since June 2014, she is the President of Tunisian Truth and Dignity Commission (Instance Vérité et Dignité).

 Sihem Bensedrine received a numerous awards for her work as a journalist and human rights activist, including the "Special Award for Human Rights Journalism Under Threat" at the Amnesty International UK Media Awards in 2001, the “International Press Freedom Award” from the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression in 2004, the “ Oxfam Novib/PEN Award” in 2005 and the “Danish Peace Fund Prize” in 2008. In 2011 she was awarded the Alison Des Forges Award by Human Rights Watch in recognition of her twenty years working to expose human rights violations under former Tunisian President Ben Ali.