Slim Amamou

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Slim Amamou
سليم عمامو
Slim Amamou.jpg
Secretary of State for Sport and Youth
In office
17 January 2011 – 25 May 2011
Preceded by Post created
Succeeded by Myriam Mizouni
Personal details
Nationality Tunisian
Political party Independent
(since 2011)
Alma mater University of Sousse
Profession Programmer
Website No Memory Space

Slim Amamou (About this sound listen  (Arabic: سليم عمامو‎‎ Slīm ‘Amāmū) (born 1977) is a Tunisian blogger and the former Secretary of State for Sport and Youth, 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.[1] A known blogger, he is also a Pirate Party member.


Graduated from the University of Sousse,[2] he is an influential blogger and author of ReadWriteWeb France. He protested against censorship in Tunisia and organized a demonstration on 22 May 2010.[3]

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[4][5][6] (Arabic: كاتب دولة للشباب والرياضة‎‎, French: Secrétaire d'État à la Jeunesse et aux Sports) in the new Tunisian government.[7] 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.[1]

Political positions[edit]

He supports the legalisation of cannabis in Tunisia. He is an advocate for network neutrality and opposes internet censorship.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Angelique Chrisafis (2011-05-25). "Tunisian dissident blogger quits ministerial post". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Slim Amamou's profile at LinkedIn
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "Turmoil in Tunisia: As it happened on Monday". BBC News. 2011-01-17. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Arrested Pirate Party member becomes Tunisian State Secretary". TorrentFreak. 2011-01-17. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Dissident blogger enters new Tunisian government". Straits Times. 2011-01-18. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Twitter Post". 2011-01-29. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 

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