Houda Mzioudet, Author at Tunisia Live Houda Mzioudet, Author at Tunisia Live

Houda Mzioudet


Houda Mzioudet is a freelance journalist and an academic researcher in Libyan and Tunisian affairs with a particular interest in emerging identities, civil society and humanitarian issues in a conflict context. She contributed to Tunisia Live between 2011 and 2012. Mzioudet co-authored a book (with Megan Bradley and Ibrahim Fraihat) entitled "Libya's Displacement Crisis: Uprooted by Revolution and Civil War"


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Tunisian Cyber-Activist Takes His Own Life
Tunisian cyber-activist Karim Alimi committed suicide on June 16 in his Ariana home, reported Shems FM Radio on Saturday. Alimi, 29 years old, was found in his home in the Ariana neighborhood of Tunis. According to one of his close friends, Alimis frustration with the current conditions in Tunisia contributed to the decision to take...

Collective Taxis in Tunis: Giving the Metro a Run for its Money
Twelve pm at Place Barcelone, downtown Tunis and the sun is already at its zenith. People are trickling out of the yellow buses, the green tramway, and collective taxis. Collective taxi drivers are yelling out Mourouj, Ben Arous, Mehamdia, and the names of other destinations in the southern suburb Tunis areas. Men and women of...

Head of Tunisian Political Party Elected President of Tunis Soccer Club
Slim Riahi, the businessman and head of the Free Patriotic Union party (UPL), was elected President of the Tunis soccer club, Club Africain, on Saturday, June 16. Riahi had the majority vote, with 380 out of the possible 408 votes. Club Africains new leadership consists of Slim Riahi as chairman, Najib Derouiche as vice president,...

Personal Account of Being Stranded During Last Nights Curfew
During the curfew last night, June 12th, I found myself stranded with several other locals at Place Barcelone station with no metros, buses, or taxis to take us home. The curfew was announced suddenly in response to the recent riots that swept through Tunisia, and it left many Tunisians trapped without a way to get...

The Patron Saints of Tunis: Healers and Protectors
Historically, Tunis boasted a unique site that protected it from outside attack. But many Tunisians believe another force has protected them from attack as well. There is a belief that the city is blessed and protected by saints, or awaliya salihine. Tunis is known as the Protected or the Guarded one. It is guarded in...

Tunisian President Expresses Satisfaction with Algerian Legislative Elections
Tunisians from all social backgrounds gathered in Maison de la Culture Ibn Khaldoun, in downtown Tunis on June 12 to attend “Blacks in Tunisia: We Are All Tunisians. We are Children of Adam.” The event was organized by the first Tunisian black association called “ADAM Association for Equality and Development.” The conference is the first...

National Guard Union Slams Report of Armed Militias Training in Southern Tunisia
The Tunisian National Guard Union has slammed reports in the foreign press and social networks of armed militias training in the Southernmost Tunisian Governorate of Tataouine. The Unions statement was released after a report by French journalist Nicolas Beau was published on May 27 on his Facebook page entitled, “Loneliness in the Palace of Cart...

First Tunisian-Made Car to be Presented at Sfax International Automobile Show
A Tunisian-made car will be presented at the 5th International Automobile, Workshop Equipment and Spare Parts show to be held from May 8 to 12 as part of the Sfax International Fair. The news was announced by organizers on April 4 during a press conference, reported TAP. The Tunisian company that designed this Barkia Africa...

Calm Returns to Ben Guerdane after Violence and Smuggling Controlled at Border with Libya
Today, calm returned to the southeastern Tunisian town of Ben Guerdane, located on the Libyan border, after violent clashes took place between two rival groups last weekend, causing human and material damages. Ben Guerdane has experienced violent clashes, smuggling and other security breaches in recent months. Several Libyans have had their cars sm...

Two Tunisian Ferries Collide in Port City of Sfax
Today, two Tunisian ferries, the Certina and the Loud Tunis, collided at the entrance to the port of the southern city of Sfax around 10:30am. Tunisian firefighters in Sfax and the marine coast guard were dispatched to the scene of the accident to transport those who were injured to the Habib Bourguiba University hospital in...