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Tunisian Activists Found a News Agency

Anfang 2011 stürzten meist jugendliche Tunesier das autokratische Regime Ben Alis, das seit 1963 das Land kontrollierte. Viele dieser Aktivisten engagieren sich bis heute. Einige von ihnen haben die Online-Nachrichtenagentur "Tunisia Live" gegründet.

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One of the reasons the Tunisian revolution succeeded is because the country's young people used social media as their weapon of choice. And that's how Tunisia Live started, too -- disseminating information exclusively over the social network Facebook. Nowadays it also operates its own website, tunisia-live.net. English is the agency's main working language.