Industry: Culture and society
Designation: Blogger, activist and journalist
28-year old Lina Ben Mhenni’s English and Arabic language blog,
A Tunisian Girl, was propelled into the international spotlight during the political
unrest that toppled her country’s longstanding President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Mhenni’s blog published photographs and videos of those injured during the country’s
unrest, taken during her regular trips to hospitals. In October, Mhenni was nominated
for the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts during the revolution.