• Headlines
    • Le Temps: “Al Bawsala” Launches New Project: “Marsad Baladia”
    • Assabah: National Dialogue Recommends Six-Day Extension for Voter Registration
    • Alchourouk: With Participation of 14,000 Soldiers Algerian-Tunisian Military Operations Against Terrorist Groups

    Bahraini Cyber Activist Speaks Out at 3rd Arab Bloggers Conference

    By Sadok Ayari | Oct 5 2011 Share on Linkedin Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Share on pinterest Print

    Tags: abc , bahrain , Hussain Yousif

    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.

  • By Sadok Ayari  / 
  • Topics

    People

    Place

    Organization

    Related

    Comments

    Tweets

    Popular posts


    Videos

    Silent March In Memory of Aya

    ...

  • Play Video

    Tunisia's Launch of Truth and Dignity Commission

  • Play Video

    Tunisialive Living Tunisia

  • Play Video

    #FreeAzyz campaigners protest gets violent


  • Posts

    In Pictures

    • Carthage Theater Days statue display in downtown Tunis.

      Photo credit: Tristan Dreisbach, Tunisia Live
    • Carthage Theater Days statue display in downtown Tunis.

      Photo credit: Tristan Dreisbach, Tunisia Live
    • Carthage Theater Days statue display in downtown Tunis.

      Photo credit: Tristan Dreisbach, Tunisia Live
    • Carthage Theater Days statue display in downtown Tunis.

      Photo credit: Tristan Dreisbach, Tunisia Live
    • Carthage Theater Days statue display in downtown Tunis.

      Photo credit: Tristan Dreisbach, Tunisia Live
    • Carthage Theater Days statue display in downtown Tunis.

      Photo credit: Tristan Dreisbach, Tunisia Live
    • Carthage Theater Days statue display in downtown Tunis.

      Photo credit: Tristan Dreisbach, Tunisia Live

  • Opinions