Building My Tunisian Dream

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I am from the "Arab Spring generation": the generation that took the street in 2011 to fight for their dreams. I can no longer talk about a flourishing spring when I think about what is happening in Libya, Syria, Yemen and Egypt. However I am very optimistic about the future of my country. My hopes are so high because I understood from my personal experience that change is possible. During the last few years, I moved from individual research to campaigning against fracking, from doing my first investigative journalism to lobbying the parliament against the abuses of oil companies. I never expected that my work would transform people's perception and decision-makers' opinion about the natural resources in Tunisia and lead to the constitutionalization of people's sovereignty over natural resources.

A week ago, I bought a notebook to write my memories about this four years journey that ended with the adoption of the new Tunisian Constitution. This is an extract of what I written.

Chapter IX: The night I opened the Pandora's Box

It was a cold night in January 2011. Ben Ali was gone and "Ammar 404", the mythical Orwellian Tunisian Big Brother was dead. No one was there to monitor what I was Googling. Combinations of keywords led me...

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