|Secretary of State for Sport and Youth|
17 January 2011 – 25 May 2011
|Preceded by||Post created|
|Succeeded by||Myriam Mizouni|
|Alma mater||University of Sousse|
|Website||No Memory Space|
Slim Amamou (Arabic: سليم عمامو) (born in 1977) is a Tunisian blogger and the former Secretary of State for Sport and Youth (Arabic: كاتب دولة للشباب والرياضة, French: Secrétaire d'État à la Jeunesse et aux Sports), deputy to the Minister for Youth and Sports. He resigned on the week of May 25, 2011 in protest of the transitional government's block of several websites. A known blogger, he is also a Pirate Party member.
He was arrested during the protests that led to the Jasmine Revolution. After his release, on 17 January 2011 he was appointed Secretary of State for Sport and Youth in the new Tunisian government. On the week of May 25, he resigned from his post in protest of the transitional government's censorship of several websites at the request of the army.
- 2010–2011 Tunisian revolution
- Operation Tunisia, which gave Amamou software to spread during the revolution
- Angelique Chrisafis (2011-05-25). "Tunisian dissident blogger quits ministerial post". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
- Isabelle Mandraud, « Au gouvernement, Slim Amamou, 33 ans, conserve ses réflexes de blogueur », Le Monde, cahier spécial Tunisie : le sursaut d'une nation, 21 janvier 2011, p. V
- "Turmoil in Tunisia: As it happened on Monday". BBC News. 17-01-2011. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
- "Arrested Pirate Party member becomes Tunisian State Secretary". TorrentFreak. 17-01-2011. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
- "Dissident blogger enters new Tunisian government". Straits Times. 18-01-2011. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
- "Twitter Post". 2011-01-29. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
- Amamou's blog, NoMemorySpace
- Interview with Amamou broadcast on Radio France Internationale
- Slim Amamou on Twitter