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  • Tunisians chant anti-US slogans in Tunis while demonstrating March 16 against the upcoming visit of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. She met with Internet activists during her trip. (Associated Press)

    Tunisian bloggers expect role to grow

    At the height of the Tunisian uprising, dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali tried hard to silence the young bloggers who were driving the protests against him. His security agents arrested, even tortured, some of them and repeatedly shut down their sites.


  • This Jan.18 2011 photo shows former blogger and now Tunisian deputy minister in charge of Youth and Sports, Slim Amamou, right, shaking hands with Tunisian interim President Fouad Mebazaa, in Tunis. At the height of the Tunisian uprising, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's security agents repeatedly shut down websites and arrested, even tortured, some of the bloggers helping drive the protests against him. But two months after Ben Ali's fall, the caretaker government has embraced the very tools its predecessor tried to destroy. It has lifted web censorship. Key ministries now communicate with citizens through Facebook. (AP PHOTO/Hassene Dridi)

    Bloggers say they'll have role in new Tunisia

    At the height of the Tunisian uprising, dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali tried hard to silence the young bloggers who were driving the protests against him. His security agents arrested, even tortured, some of them and repeatedly shut down their sites.


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