Cyber-Activism & The Arab Spring
On March 3, Lina Ben Mhenni, Tunisian activist nominated for Nobel Peace prize in 2011, speaks on her role as cyber–activist with the students.
Saturday, March 3, the Tunisian blogger Lina Ben Mhenni, invited by the mayor of the Kremlin–Bicêtre, discussed and exchanged with students from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in Amphi 4. EPITA. exchanges and discussions were led by Nicolas Arpagian, editor of the journal Strategic Foresight, at a conference entitled “Cyber–Activism & The Arab Spring“. Access was complimentary.
Lina Ben Mhenni, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2011, demonstrated her role as cyber–activist during the Tunisian “Arab Spring” and shared her vision of the role of social networks in the upheavals in this subregion.
Author of the blog A Tunisian Girl, an English professor at the University of Tunis, Lina Ben Mhenni is a cyber–activist who played a key role in the outbreak of the revolution on the Tunisian web. One of the first to upload pictures and testimonials from victims’ families in the repression that preceded the fall of President Ben Ali, she also experienced the power of social networks and how their emergence as tools for social and political protest impacts our realities.