p2pnet view P2P | Freedom:- In an obvious move to placate the youth of Tunisia, slated to be ‘honoured’ on a day in March specially dedicated to them, what’s left of the former government has named Slim Amamou (right), one of the Anonymous bloggers whose on- and offline actions ignited the rebellion which has rocked the country, as the new secretary of state for youth and sports
When rapper Hamada Ben Amor, aka El General, was arrested near the beginning of the uprisings, “Yesterday was a horrible day for Tunisian youth, communities of bloggers, and Tweeples facebookers and for the community of Tunisian artists”, p2pnet quoted Lina Ben Mhenni as saying on her A Tunisian Girl blog.
“From morning we learned of the arrest at 6 30 am blogger Kaloutcha Hamadi was arrested at his home by plainclothes police. They also searched his computer”, she said, going on:
“Subsequently we have sadly learned the arrest of rapper Hamada Ben Amor known as El General, at his home in Sfax.
“But as a misfortune never comes alone, the afternoon close friends of bloggers and activists Amamou Slim and Aziz Amami announced that they have lost any connection with them.
“This morning we are still without news of Slim and Aziz.”
Amamou was eventually freed the day before ex-president Ben Ali’ was forced to flee the country.
“Mr Amamou is a well-known blogger and he said he was arrested on charges of hacking government websites”, says , says Agence France-Presse, adding:
“He denied doing so. Internet users played a key role in the protests, relaying information and keeping the international spotlight on events.
“Mr Amamou said he was ‘very surprised’ when he was asked to join the new government just moments before it was officially announced. ‘I had to make a decision in a few minutes,’ he told French TV channel Public Senat.”
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
World War III will be a global information war with no division between civilian & military participation ~ Marshall McLuhan
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