By Ahmed Ellali | Feb 21 2012Attounisiyya newspaper , Lena Gercke , Nasreddine Ben Saida , Sami Khdhira , Tunisian Journalism ,
Ben Saida was born in Sfax (a city located on Tunisia’s coast) in 1967, and received his BA in Arabic Language. He was a primary school teacher in Sfax, and was later awarded a post within the Culture Ministry responsible for music and dance. Eventually he entered the field of journalism, and worked for several Tunisian newspapers, including Â Almousawer AlosbouiiÂ between 1994 and 2005.
Ben Saida eventually founded his own online news-website, Attounissia,Â in 2006, and launched the publication as a newspaper in 2011. Ben Saida is also the owner of a private publicity and advertising firm.
On February 15th, 2011, Ben Saida was arrested after his newspaper ran a photoÂ of the Tunsian-Spanish football player Sami Khedira with his German model girlfriend Lena Gercke – who appeared totally nude on the publication’s front page. Ben Saida is being held on charges of, “publishing an immoral picture that caused public disorder.”