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Abstract

After the fall of Ben Ali’s regime, fears were growing as various religious parties have decided to run in the elections to the Constituent Assembly of October 23th, 2011. The Code of Personal Status, the very symbol of Bourguibian modernity, might well be challenged. Beyond their presence on traditional media, feminist movements have organized themselves online so as to make themselves heard and to be able to mobilize public opinion. Facebook has become a place that maximizes visibility, thus allowing Tunisian feminists to make their ideas and their actions widely known. By favoring distanciated commitment, Facebook is a tool that has brought about an upheaval in the various forms of militancy and the militant’s relationships to organizational structures.

Note on the Author

Sami Zlitni is a professor in Information and Communication Sciences at University of Le Havre – IUT (France), UMR IDEES / CIRTAI. Zeineb Touati is a professor in Information and Communication Sciences at University of Le Havre – IUT (France), UMR IDEES / CIRTAI.

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