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Lilia Weslaty

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"Community is Based on Justice"

[Tunisians react to the 23 October 2011 election results. Image from FreedomHouseDC/Flickr.]

At seven o'clock in the morning, I was already up, so excited was I by the idea of voting for the first time in my life. The joy felt at finally being a citizen was one shared by all Tunisians a year ago, on 23 October 2011. After the fall of the Ben Ali dictatorship, our hopes for Tunisia, as citizens, were great. We wanted a new constitution in which the principles of the Rule of Law, human rights and above all, the demands of the Tunisian Revolution, which began on ...

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Lilia Weslaty is a young Tunisian journalist who works for the award-winning independent website Nawaat. Before the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, she was an active cyber-activist and journalist, posting anonymous short films online. In 2010, she participated in the documentary Zero Silence by the Swedish director, Javeria Rizvi Kabbani, to denounce censorship in Tunisia.