Lina Ben Mhenni

A Tunisian TA of linguistics at Tunis University and a blogger. I am mainly blogging about freedom of speech , human rights (especially women rights and students rights), social problems, and organ donation awareness . I like photography , reading , writing , watching movies . I am also an athlete but within a special team : The Tunisian National Organ Transplant Team .

Latest posts by Lina Ben Mhenni

Tunisia: Dismissed Student Activists on Hunger Strike for the Right to Education

A total of 158 Tunisians and their friends from around the world went on hunger strike for a day today (March 26) in solidarity with five students who have been on hunger strike since February 11 in Tunisia. The initiative has been orchestrated on a Facebook group [Fr] as a symbolic form of support to the students, who are members of Tunisian Students' Union (UGET), and who have been suspended from university for their activism on campus.

Tunisia: Remembering Tunisia's First Internet Prisoner

Tunisian Zouhair Yahyaoui will always be remembered among Tunisian activists as someone who had sacrificed his life for the struggle for freedom of speech. Four years after his death from a heart attack at the age of 36, after serving time in prison for articles he had published online, bloggers remember him as a role model and cyberactivism pioneer.

Tunisia: Attacks on Freedom of Expression

  1 February 2009

The Tunisian government is confirming again its “strong support” for freedom of speech. According to local journalists on Tuesday, January 27th plainclothes policemen surrounded the offices of the newly launched satellite radio station Kalima and detained one of its journalists, Dhafer Ottey. On Wednesday, Kalima’s journalists and reporters stayed in...

Tunisia: Yes, they can. No, we can't!

  18 November 2008

The week of the US election coincided with the 21st anniversary of 'change' in Tunisia. But while Americans went to the polls to elect their 44th president, in its 50 years of independence, Tunisia has had just two presidents. Tunisian bloggers mark Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's 21st year as president with a call for change.

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