Riadh Guerfali, known also by the pseudonym Astrubal, is a Tunisian lawyer and human rights activist. He is best known for being a manager of the website Nawaat, which itself became a platform for organizing protesters during the Tunisian revolution.
In 2004, Apple updated their iconic 1984 advertisement to showcase the iPod. The following month, Guerfaili as Astrubal uploaded a mashup of that video replacing the Big Brother character with Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. This video was part of a broader antigovernment propaganda campaign initially launched by Tunisian human rights activists in 2002.
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- Astrubal's blog (in French)