2011-10-02

The Nobel Prize season open Monday and a young Tunisian blogger is among the favorites  AFP reported on Saturday (October 1st). Tunisia’s “Jasmine Revolution” could inspire a Nobel Peace Prize award for Lina Ben Mhenni, who chronicled the revolution in her French, Arabic and English blog, “A Tunisian Girl”.

“Although I was ferociously hunted, I was committed to showing the world – through social networks like Twitter and Facebook – the real image of the practices of the old regime in Tunisia,” Ben Mhenni told TAP last Wednesday.

In April, German broadcaster Deutche Welle honored the 27-year-old with its “BOB” award for best international blogger. The German international broadcaster noted that the University of Tunis assistant professor had “blogged about repression and censorship in her country since 2007 – long before a popular uprising unseated former president Ben Ali”. During the protests, “she traveled to places including Sidi Bouzid and Kasrine to document the repression and killings occurring there”, the “BOB” award committee said.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner will be announced in Stockholm on October 7th.

Source: Magharebia.

Link: http://www.magharebia.com/cocoon/awi/xhtml1/en_GB/features/awi/newsbriefs/general/2011/10/02/newsbrief-08.

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