Ramla worked with several international media outlets to report on events in Tunisia during the Arab Spring. In 2011, Ramla volunteered in the cabinet of the Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment as a communication advisor, where she defined and implemented the crisis communication strategy. Previously, Ramla had worked for HR Access, a subsidiary of Fidelity Group, as a communication officer. In 2004, Ramla volunteered in the NGO Section of the Economic and Social Council of the UN in New York where she was responsible for the applications to the consultative status of NGOs with the UN. Ramla studied in Tunisia, France, and the United States of America.
Youssef Gaigi is a co-founder and operations manager of Global Productions / Tunisia Live. Youssef was the first Al Jazeera English reporter to appear on camera during the Tunisian revolution. Since, January 14, 2011 Youssef produced most of the news coverage of Al Jazeera English, as well as several documentaries. Youssef also ran Al Jazeera’s western Libya operation until the fall of Tripoli where he managed the news production of a 20 people team. Prior to the Tunisian revolution Youssef worked in several countries from North Africa, Eastern Europe, and North and South America. Youssef is a Fulbright student and holds a MBA from Boston University.
Zied Mhirsi is a Tunisian global health professional and a radio host at the Tunisian radio Express FM. Since the revolution Zied has worked extensively with English Speaking Media analyzing the post revolution political situation, intervening on shows and helping media outlets producing stories, documentaries and other shows. Zied is a medical doctor and holds 2 masters in Public Health from the American University of Beirut and the University of Washington. He is a Fulbright Alumni, tutu fellow, former faculty at the University of Washington and visited more than 40 countries. His public health career is mostly focusing on strengthening health systems to combat HIV/AIDS and other serious diseases. He was selected in 2006 a UN Global Youth Leader and he is the author of a book on the history of mental health in Tunisia.
Faten Ben Aissa|
Faten Ben Aissa is currently Tunisia Live’s financial manager. Faten joined Tunisia Live on August 2011. She has previously worked as deputy financial and administrative manager at Express Fm radio, contributing to the launch of the first economic radio in Tunisia. She also worked as a production manager in RHO Multilingual Services, the first center of multilingual services in Africa. She graduated with a master's degree in Business and European markets from ESSEC Tunis in 2012 and a laureate in Management and International Trade from IHEC Carthage in 2008.
Farah Samti has been a writer/fixer for Tunisia Live since October 2011. Farah has contributed reporting in pieces by Thomson Reuters, the New York Times, CNN, NPR, and others. During her time at Tunisia Live, Farah reported from the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France to cover parliamentary sessions and international forums. Her articles were cited by and/or reprinted on International Free Press Society, EMAJ Magazine, Jadaliyya.com, Pinknews.co.uk, and CEMAT. She graduated with a BA in English Language and British and American Literature and Civilization from the University of Manouba, and is now pursing a Master's in linguistics there. She was awarded a scholarship to study at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 2009.
Tristan Dreisbach is a story editor and writer. He previously worked on peacebuilding and statebuilding issues at the New York University Center on International Cooperation. Long interested in North African affairs, Tristan came to Tunisia in January 2013 to study Arabic and learn about the state of affairs in Tunisia. He speaks English and German. Tristan did his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and received an MA in Politics from New York University.
Community Engagement and Story Editor
Alex is a community engagement and story editor at Tunisia Live. She first came to Tunisia in 2010 to study and was overjoyed to return in 2011 to see its citizens take on the task of rebuilding after the revolution. Previously, Alex was a Fellow with Al Jazeera English's "The Stream," where she aided in social media production and community management for the television show and produced daily content for its site.
Alex is a student of Arabic and lover of impolite conversation. She graduated with a BA in Religion and Political Science from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2012, where she studied women's autonomy within conservative religions. Follow her: @halfghaninNE.
Robert joined Tunisia Live in July after graduating from Princeton University with a degree in Near Eastern Studies. At Princeton, he studied Arabic, MENA history and politics and journalism. His thesis covered the influence of Palestinian solidarity activism in Egyptian political history and its impact on the 2011 revolution. Robert has studied in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Hong Kong before arriving to Tunisia.
Jawaher Slimane is currently Tunisia Live's IT manager. She graduated in 2012 from the National School of Engineering in Sousse with a degree in Applied Computer Science. Despite her young age, Jawaher has much experience in the IT field following a series of summer internships in the area of media and business. Her experience at Tunisia Live has improved her skills and particularly increased her passion for media.
Marwa saidi is an engineering student, who joined Tunisia Live's IT team as an intern for a graduation project. She has studied computer science and software engineering at the Private Higher School of Engineering and Technology (ESPRIT) for the past 3 years. She studied Mathematics and Physics at the Preparatory Institute for Engineering Studies in Al-Manar (IPEIEM) and graduated with honors in mathematics from the Pioneer School of Kairouan.
Aymen Ben Mansour|
Aymen is a graphic designer and architect with over two years of experience in the field. He worked in several architecture firms before. In 2011, Aymen graduated with a degree in Architecture from the National School of Architecture and Urbanism of Tunis (ENAU). He learned to apply the principles of architectural design for project designs, creating aesthetically pleasing work. His illustration style is lighthearted and combines simple concepts with expressive color combinations. Aymen's work at Tunisia Live includes animations, web design, posters, banners, and graphics in the site.