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About Ahmed
Ahmed Abid is a journalist based in Tunis, Tunisia. He is a Master's student in English Civilization with an intensive knowledge in American and British Histories. He was also a trainee Producer with the BBC_MA trained in video making and storytelling. He would then be hired to work at the BBC_MA Tunis office as a content producer. Ahmed has worked on a number of videos destined to social media that were uploaded on the BBC_MA directed FB page. Ahmed is also a skilled debater with the Young Arab Voices British Council program.
Languages
Arabic English French
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
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Skills
Politics Current Affairs Science & Environment
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Portfolio

The International Amateur Film Festival of Kelibia: What to Expect in This Year’s Edition

01 Aug 2023  |  Creativeناس
The International Amateur Film Festival of Kelibia (FIFAK), organized by the Tunisian federation of amateur filmmakers (FTCA), is set to have one of its best organized editions this year, with enhanced security and a diverse program. The festival received 2730 entries from 106 countries, with 19 films in the national competition and 60 in the international competition from 28 countries. Screenings will take place at Kelibia’s Open Air Theater from August 13-17. Special events include honoring Palestinian Cinema, a night with Iraqi director Kacim Hawal, and a focus on 'Resistance Cinema'. Seminars, music performances, and workshops are also part of the festival, which will open with Anne Mary Jasser’s film “WAJIB”. CreativeNess will cover the festival, providing updates on the competing films and festival happenings.

Growing Amaranthus: A Guide To Cultivating Beautiful And Nutritious Plants

11 Jul 2023  |  www.indiatimes.com
Amaranthus, known for its ornamental beauty and nutritious leaves, is a drought-tolerant and low-maintenance plant suitable for gardens. This guide covers selecting the right variety, soil preparation, sowing seeds, ensuring adequate sunlight and watering, and maintenance. Amaranthus can be grown in containers, is generally pest-resistant, and its seeds can be saved for future planting. While leaves are commonly eaten, some varieties produce edible seeds. Amaranthus can also serve as a companion plant in gardens.

Vegetables That Thrive In Low Sunlight: A Guide To Shade-Tolerant Varieties

11 Jul 2023  |  indiatimes.com
The article provides a guide to growing shade-tolerant vegetables for gardens with limited sunlight. It lists leafy greens like lettuce, spinach, and kale; root vegetables such as radishes and beets; herbs including mint and parsley; and other vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower as suitable for low-light conditions. It offers tips for maximizing sunlight, ensuring soil fertility, and monitoring watering needs. The article also addresses FAQs about the sunlight requirements, indoor growth, nutritional value, garden plant compatibility, and improving sunlight penetration for shade-tolerant vegetables.

A Guide To Potting Soil Ingredients

30 Jun 2023  |  indiatimes.com
Potting soil, essential for container gardening, consists of various ingredients like peat moss, perlite, vermiculite, compost, coconut coir, organic fertilizers, and pH adjusters. Each component contributes to moisture retention, aeration, nutrient supply, and pH balance. Peat moss, while beneficial, raises sustainability concerns, prompting alternatives like coconut coir. Perlite and vermiculite enhance drainage and moisture retention, respectively. Compost adds nutrients and organic matter, and organic fertilizers provide essential nutrients. pH adjusters are used to meet specific plant requirements. It's crucial to select potting soil based on plant needs and follow manufacturer guidelines.

Tips To Make Plants Grow Faster And Bigger: Unlock The Secrets Of Plant Growth

16 Jun 2023  |  www.indiatimes.com
To make plants grow faster and bigger, select the right plants for your environment, provide adequate sunlight, optimize soil quality, water wisely, apply appropriate fertilizers, prune and trim regularly, support growth with trellises or stakes, monitor and control pests, and time planting wisely. Each factor contributes to plant health and growth, allowing gardeners to achieve better results.

Low-Maintenance Champions: Discover The Most Tolerant Plants When Neglected

16 Jun 2023  |  indiatimes.com
Busy individuals or those preferring low-maintenance plants have several options that thrive with minimal attention. The article introduces resilient species like Snake plants, ZZ plants, Pothos, Spider plants, Aloe vera, Jade plants, and Cast Iron plants, which can withstand neglect, irregular watering, and low light conditions. These plants are ideal for adding beauty and tranquility to indoor or outdoor spaces with little effort.

How Should I Repot My Old Plants?

09 Jun 2023  |  www.indiatimes.com
Repotting old plants is essential for their health and growth, providing fresh soil, better drainage, and more space for roots. The best time to repot is during the active growing season, typically in spring. Choose a slightly larger container with drainage holes, prepare the plant by watering it beforehand, and inspect for pests or diseases. Use appropriate potting soil, gently remove the plant from its old container, prune any circling roots, and place it in the new container. Water thoroughly to settle the soil and adjust the care routine to meet the plant's needs. Gradually acclimate indoor plants to outdoor conditions if necessary.

7 Surprising Household Materials Used In Gardening

08 Jun 2023  |  indiatimes.com
Gardening enthusiasts can utilize common household materials to enhance their gardening experience. Coffee grounds enrich soil with nitrogen, banana peels provide potassium, and eggshells offer calcium and pest deterrence. Epsom salt improves plant health, while vinegar can selectively kill weeds. Cardboard serves as a weed barrier and moisture retainer, and pantyhose can support climbing plants. These eco-friendly solutions promote sustainability and reduce waste.

Growing Plants By Root Cuttings

08 Jun 2023  |  indiatimes.com
Root cuttings are an effective method for propagating plants, suitable for a range of species, particularly perennial herbs and woody plants. The process involves selecting healthy roots during the plant's dormant season, preparing and planting the cuttings in a sterile medium, and providing care until new shoots and roots develop. With the right conditions and care, new plants can be transplanted and grown successfully.

How To Avoid Nutrient Deficiency in Your Plants

07 Jun 2023  |  www.indiatimes.com
Nutrient deficiency can severely affect plant health and growth. Conduct soil tests to determine nutrient levels and pH, and choose the right fertilizer based on plant needs. Ensure a balanced nutrient supply using organic matter and well-rounded fertilizers. Apply fertilizers correctly to avoid over-fertilization and nutrient imbalances. Mulching helps retain nutrients, while proper watering practices are essential for nutrient uptake. Crop rotation and companion planting prevent nutrient depletion. Regularly monitor plant health to address deficiencies promptly. Implementing these strategies ensures healthy and thriving plants.

Enhancing Your Garden with Edging Plants: Adding Structure and Beauty

07 Jun 2023  |  indiatimes.com
Edging plants are essential for defining garden beds, pathways, and borders, offering structure, organization, and visual appeal. Popular choices include Boxwood for its dense foliage and shaping ability, Lavender for fragrance and elegance, Dwarf Mondo Grass for its contrasting dark green foliage, Creeping Thyme for its quick-spreading groundcover, Heuchera for colorful foliage in shaded areas, Border Phlox for vibrant flowers, Germander for low-maintenance edges, and Hostas for shade-loving foliage and flowers. Each plant has specific light, soil, and moisture requirements for successful growth.

How to Create a Perfect Lawn

07 Jun 2023  |  indiatimes.com
Achieving a perfect lawn involves soil preparation, selecting the right grass type, deciding between seeding or sodding, and implementing proper watering, fertilization, mowing, weed control, aeration, and overseeding. Regular maintenance is crucial for a lush and healthy lawn. The process requires dedication, patience, and adaptation to the lawn's specific needs.

10 Popular Red Roses To Grow (Best Varieties)

02 Jun 2023  |  www.indiatimes.com
The article lists ten popular red rose varieties for gardening, highlighting their unique qualities such as fragrance, color, and disease resistance. Varieties include 'Mister Lincoln', 'Double Delight', 'Ingrid Bergman', 'Don Juan', 'Fragrant Cloud', 'Chrysler Imperial', 'Olympiad', 'Veterans' Honor', 'Miracle on the Hudson', and 'Crimson Glory'. The article emphasizes the importance of proper care for these roses, including sunlight, well-drained soil, and regular watering.

Creative DIY Mini Teacup Gardens And Planters

31 May 2023  |  indiatimes.com
Creating mini teacup gardens and planters is an imaginative way to bring nature indoors. These gardens require teacups or teapots, potting soil, small plants or succulents, decorative pebbles or moss, and optional embellishments like miniature figurines or garden furniture. The process involves arranging plants in teacups, adding soil and decorative elements, and ensuring proper sunlight and watering. These mini gardens can serve as personalized gifts and are a testament to the creator's creativity and the beauty of nature.

Teacup And Teapot Planters

31 May 2023  |  indiatimes.com
Teacup and teapot planters are a creative way to combine gardening with a love for tea, repurposing old teacups and teapots into unique and vintage-style planters. The process involves cleaning the vessels, filling them with potting soil, planting small plants or succulents, and optionally adding decorative elements. These planters can be displayed in various locations and make for personalized gifts that bring joy and nostalgia.

Easy Homemade Fertiliser Recipes: Natural And Organic For Houseplants, Flowers, And Garden Plants

23 May 2023  |  indiatimes.com
The article provides recipes for ten homemade fertilizers that are natural and organic, suitable for houseplants, flowers, and garden plants. These include banana peel, Epsom salt solution, coffee grounds, eggshell and Epsom salt blend, fish emulsion, seaweed, compost tea, grass clippings, worm casting tea, and molasses fertilizers. The fertilizers offer various nutrients and benefits, such as potassium, magnesium, nitrogen, and micronutrients. The article emphasizes the importance of moderation in application to avoid nutrient imbalances and encourages a sustainable approach to plant nourishment.

10 Easy Steps To Create Garden In Your Yard For The First Time

23 May 2023  |  indiatimes.com
Creating a garden in your yard involves assessing the space, setting goals, planning the layout, preparing the soil, choosing suitable plants, planting, establishing a watering routine, mulching, performing regular maintenance, and enjoying the evolving garden. The process is designed to be rewarding and enjoyable, leading to a thriving garden that enhances the outdoor space.

How To Grow Olive Bonsai Tree

18 May 2023  |  indiatimes.com
Growing an olive bonsai tree involves selecting a young tree with a healthy trunk and foliage, using a well-draining soil mix, and potting in a shallow pot. Regular watering is needed when the top inch of soil is dry, and overwatering should be avoided. Fertilizing during the growing season, pruning and shaping in spring or fall, repotting every two to three years, pest control, and overwintering by protecting the tree from frost are all important care steps. With patience and attention to detail, an olive bonsai can thrive and be a beautiful addition to a home or garden.

How To Grow Guava Bonsai Tree

18 May 2023  |  indiatimes.com
Growing a Guava Bonsai tree involves selecting a young tree with a strong trunk and healthy foliage, using well-draining soil, regular watering without overwatering, fertilizing during the growing season, pruning and shaping after flowering, repotting every two to three years, pest control, and maintaining warm, humid conditions with plenty of sunlight. With proper care, a Guava Bonsai tree can be a beautiful addition to a home or garden and may produce fruit after several years.

Environmental Catastrophe in Gabes: Dead Fish and a Call for Action

03 Apr 2023  |  Creativeناس
Gabes, a region in Tunisia, experienced an environmental disaster with dead fish washing ashore, attributed to pollution from the State-owned Tunisian Chemical Group (GCT). The GCT, a major phosphate producer, is blamed for improperly handling Phosphogypsum, a radioactive by-product, and Ammonia, which is lethal to marine life. Despite calls for better handling of these substances, the government has shown indifference. The UTAP has organized a protest in response. Amidst social unrest in Tunisia, there's a glimmer of hope as the ACEK protected a rare turtle's nesting site on a local beach, indicating a commitment to environmental conservation.

Tunisia's New National Sport: Hunting for Medicine

26 Mar 2023  |  Creativeناس
Tunisia is facing a severe medicine shortage due to the Central Pharmacy's inability to pay its debts to foreign medicine manufacturers, amounting to approximately 500 million Dinars. This has led to a nationwide crisis where citizens are struggling to find essential medications for chronic diseases. The shortage is attributed to systemic issues including the bankruptcy of the medical insurance system CNAM, outdated healthcare practices, and corruption. The Health Minister's inconsistent statements have further exacerbated public mistrust. The government's delayed response, despite previously bailing out banks, has raised questions about its priorities. Social media platforms are being used by citizens to locate needed medications, highlighting the growing mistrust in national institutions and the government's failure to fulfill its basic responsibilities.

This is a stop motion video that I worked on as a teaser to the final video

This is an interview with the only pipe maker in north Aftica.

A case study on law 52 or the cannabis law in Tunisia. The subject was a young man who've been to jail for consuming. he's telling us his story

a video story with the IJA INBOX team under BBC_Media Action

In My Country, the Living Are the Dead

17 Nov 2017  |  Creativeناس
The article, written by Ahmed Abid, reflects on the existential challenges faced by the youth in Tunisia. It describes the uncertainty and frustration prevalent among the young population, particularly highlighting the ineffectiveness of education as guaranteed by the Ministry of 'Higher' Education. Despite the grim circumstances, the author notes a political shift that has allowed young people to become decision-makers, potentially revitalizing the nation. Civil society is also providing some respite through various activities. However, the author acknowledges that these efforts are limited and calls for a broader change to empower the youth, leaving the reader to ponder on possible solutions. Ahmed Abid is a Master's student, debater, and former professional handball player.
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