05 June 2011

victory of tunisian revolution

   After four weeks protesting across Tunisia, president Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali lost his grip on power on Friday, 14th January 2011. the protest in Tunisia inspired similar action throughout the Arab world. The Egyptian revolution began after the revolution in Tunisia and also led to the ousting of Egypt president, Hosni Mubarak. furthermore, protest were also taken place in Algeria, Yemen, Jordan, Bahrain, Iraq, Mauritania, Pakistan and Libya.

04 June 2011

facebook attack!

People really have use many medium of information to show their anger or feeling. And even in Facebook, the famous social networking. just check this out! do click the link below :)


pictures talk!

protestors gathers at the city of Tunis

a cat walks on empty street.

a demonstrator argues with the policeman

an old man struggle for breathing after teargas used by the policeman

a man injured
source: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/01/an_uprising_in_tunisia.html 

media : the medium to spread the uprising

   In our modern world today, it is not impossible to get reach with people thousands miles away in a short period. the advance technology nowadays make it possible for people across countries to spread and share messages through any medium especially the largest network area, the internet.

revolution in Tunisia does spread among nations through various kind of media, for instance social networking and television. this uprising was begin with the incident of local fruit seller in the city of Sidi Bouzid, who was set himself on fire as the act of protest because of the current condition where there are many jobless young people. he too, was one of the unemployed university graduates, at last has to sell fruits. after the self-immolation of Mohamed Al-Bouazizi, people use social media to news of what was happening in Sidi Bouzid.

On december 17, 2010, Ali Bouazizi, the cousin of Mohamed Al-Bouazizi with his friend Horchani posted the video protest let by the young man's mother outside the municipality building. that evening, the video was aired on Al-Jazeera's Mubasyer channel. Al-Jazeera new media team, which trawls the web looking for video from across the Arab world, had picked up the footage via Facebook.

because of the protest: the uprising of the Tunisian people, they actively share news of the protest online, until the number of internet users in Tunisia reaches 3.6 million. According to the Internet world stats, this situation is recorded as the highest penetration rates on the African continent. this shows that media helps a lot in spreading the message of the uprising.

throughout the uprising, Tunisian protesters used Facebook as a medium to communicate with each other. Facebook, unlike most video sharing sites, luckily was not included in Tunisian's online censorship. for the non internet users. they keep in touch with the news of protest via satellite news channels such Al-Jazeera, France 24, and Al-Arabiya.

27 May 2011


Some scenes and pictures telling the world the uprising of Tunisian

26 May 2011


Revolution is a sudden, complete change in something such as power or organizational structures. Nowadays, the uprising of people in Islamic countries has become a very popular issue. Beginning in December last year, a series of protest in the street of Tunisia demanding for removal of all traces of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Why are this happens? What are the reasons of Tunisians to eliminate President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali?

There are several reasons explaining the urge of demonstration in Tunisia. Among the factors that contribute to the revolution in Tunisia are high unemployment, food inflation, corruption of the ruling elite, lack of freedom of speech, poor living condition and other political freedom. it is reported that the unemployment rate in Tunisia is as high as 14%. The unemployment rate for young people is even higher which is more than 31%.

It is important to highlight that the uprising of people in Tunisia and the mass protest has no relation with the Islamist forces. What is coming to the fore all over the world are the basic social and class issues that dominate economic and political life.

24 May 2011


Map of Tunisia
Tunisia Flag

Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa. Its area is almost 165,000 square kilometers with an estimated population of 10.4 million people. Based on a source from Wikipedia, the word Tunisia is derived from Tunis, which means a city and capital of modern-day Tunisia. Many conquerors have leave their legacy in Tunisia such as Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Turks, Spanish and French. Tunisia achieved independence from France in 1956. The first president of Tunisia is Habib Bourguiba with the prime minister, Zine El Ebidine Ben Ali. The country was governed by the authoritarian regime of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from 1987 to 2011