January 21, 2011

"Who knows how Amamou's position will change in the coming months as Tunisia continues to adapt to its new political system"

TG Daily "Amamou has been appointed State Secretary for Sports and Youth, a position born out of his good reputation in the online community." by Lydia Leavitt

'After ousting Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia has adopted a new politician: a well known pirate. OK, so this pirate named Slim Amamou is not a vagabond in the traditional Captain Sparrow sense, but rather an Internet pirate who served time.

'An active blogger and member of Tunisia's Pirate Party, Amamou is thought to have spearheaded Tunisia's online revolt which ran in parallel to a bloody coup and President Ben Ali's depature.'

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