Chargée d’affaires, a.i. Natasha Franceschi joined the I-Watch team for the closing ceremony of the “Upstream Access to Information” project. Through 350 partnerships with municipalities and 24 associations across Tunisia, this U.S. government project funded through the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) provided Tunisians with greater access to information and increased transparency. “Projects like “Upstream Access to Information” showcase the shared commitment of Tunisia and the United States to civil society and citizen activism to promote good governance, transparency, and accountability,” said U.S. Chargée d’affaires, a.i Natasha Franceschi. The U.S. Embassy remains committed to supporting the Tunisian civil society to promote good governance and accountability.