World's 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2014
Wed 26 Mar 2014 03:56 PM
Lina Ben Mhenni

Company: Activist

Designation: Blogger

Country: Tunisia

A future political leader? Many people think so. 30 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. During the Tunisian Revolution, Ben Mhenni acted as a volunteer correspondent for the international media, including France 2 and France 24.

She was a candidate for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, and now works as an assistant lecturer at Tunis University.