05 October 2011 9:44 pm | | 2


Share     Share       Share     Share  

The third Arab bloggers conference began in Tunis on October 3rd  and represents a meeting place for cyber activists across the Arab world. It was not a meeting to gather former opponents to domestic regimes but a meeting to exchange digital experience leading to future change.

Day three of the Arab bloggers conference dealt with citizen media strategies (spectacle, narrative, and discourse), making sense of propaganda and counter-propaganda, and how to work with video, audio, and security software.

Different interventions animated a debate around the difficulties faced by the cyber revolutionary during their activism. Hussain Yousif from Bahrain (MENA coordinator of Bahrain Press Association) explained the difficulties that the youth in Bahrain are currently facing.

Yousif is living outside Bahrain and is unable to go back to his country. He believes in the role of youth and social media to bring the change. “I am trying to get the picture of Bahrain and spread it to the world to have a clearer picture about what is going on there”. He considers that youth in Bahrain broke the chains of fear by demonstrating 200 meters away from the US 5th fleet; “They broke the silence and they forced international media to cover the events”.

Since Yousif considers that democracy in Bahrain is a lie, he is ready to fight to change it. Indeed, he dreams about a real democratic Bahrain with effective institutions where freedom of speech will be a granted right. “I would like to see my people speaking freely without being afraid”, he added, sharing the desire of peoples throughout the world.

Share     Share       Share     Share  

  From the same category

            

Martyrs’ Day Remembers Protesters Killed Under French Rule

Negligence, Corruption Threaten Tunisia’s Heritage Sites

Forbidden Ink: Tattoos in Tunisia

Tracking Down the Elusive Mloukhiya

            

Documentary Festival Calls on Tunisians to Protect Environment

Jazz Festival Coming to Gammarth in April

Government Campaigns to Protect Intellectual Property Rights

Herb Festival Brings Music and Art to Downtown Tunis

            

Students at Historic Tunis High School Organize TedX Event

‘Houmani’ Rapper Freed After 9 Month Marijuana Jailing

Tunisia’s Amazigh Identity: Deeply Embedded, Little Recognized

Converting to Christianity in Tunisia


Comments (2)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

Sites That Link to this Post

  1. Blogs and Media: #AB11 | Arab Bloggers Meeting | 10 October 2011
  1. sdfsdkkiiw says:

    Hello. It’s good news !

Leave Feedback


  Follow us

Connect on YouTube Connect on Google+ Connect to itunes Subscribe via RSS Feed



  Latest Videos


Play Video

Motocross Racers in the Forests of Bizerte, Tunisia

Bizerte, the northernmost city in Africa, hosted the fourth round of the...

Play Video

Endangered Whale Brought Ashore in Tunis Suburb

Onlookers in the popular tourist spot of Sidi Bou Said, near Tunis,...

Play Video

'Kima Enti:' Mixing Tunisian Traditions With Modern Design

"Kima Enti" is a hand-made art and design project launched by independent...

Play Video

One-Year Anniversary of Chokri Belaid's Death

On February 6, 2014, family and supporters of slain Tunisian politician Chokri...

Play Video

Klay BBJ explains his arrest

Tunisia Live's Nissaf Slama interviews rapper Klay BBJ on his music, arrest,...



Tabbed Structure - Regular
UGTT Union Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize...
(1426 Views)
Unemployed Tunisians Risk Their Lives to Build Future...
(1213 Views)
Tunisia Returns Stolen Ancient Artifact to Algeria...
(1163 Views)
Switzerland to Return $40 Million in Ben Ali...
(1143 Views)
Pollution Ravages Old Port of Tunis...
(895 Views)
NCA Approves Judicial Body, Looks Ahead to Electoral...
(878 Views)
Motocross Racers in the Forests of Bizerte...
(869 Views)
Ben Ali Officials To Be Released in Revolution...
(822 Views)
Members ‘Freeze’ NCA Participation Over Reduced Sentences for...
(785 Views)
 
Low Turnout and Mixed Feelings for Algerians Voting in Tunisia...
Update: Libyan Kidnappers Demand Militants’ Release...
New Areas Around Chaambi Declared Military Zones...
Pollution Ravages Old Port of Tunis...
NCA Approves Judicial Body, Looks Ahead to Electoral Law...
Motocross Racers in the Forests of Bizerte...
Unemployed Tunisians Risk Their Lives to Build Future in Europe...
Members ‘Freeze’ NCA Participation Over Reduced Sentences for Ben Ali Officials...
Ben Ali Officials To Be Released in Revolution Killings Case...