Blogger, Activist, Teacher Tunis University, Correspondent for Global Voices, Tunisia
Lina Ben Mhenni is a 28-year-old Tunisian blogger and internet activist. Her blog, “A Tunisian Girl”, gained worldwide fame during the Tunisian revolution 2010/11. She keeps writing about freedom of speech, human rights and challenges facing Tunisian society. Since 2008 she has also been the Tunisia correspondent for Global Voices. In 2009, after obtaining her Master’s in English Language and Literature, she started teaching linguistics at Tunis University. Since 2001 she has worked as a freelance translator for Arabic, French and English for “Kalima Radio”, where she also briefly worked as a journalist. Mhenni has received many awards, including the Deutsche Welle International Blog Award and El Mundo’s International Columnist Prize.