One year ago, Tunisians were ousting Ben Ali. The last 12months were full of events, protests, hopes and fears. The people had to fight to not see their revolution stolen from them; they are still fighting. We voted; we were happy or disappointed with the results, and then with the first actions of the new interim government and the new president. Our newly free medias informed, misinformed, published opinions and caricatures, learnt the first lessons of the civil responsability of journalists. We blogged, we protested, we shouted. And one year later, Tunisia is still in love with freedom.
And all is still to do. Unemployment, poverty, exclusion of rural regions, weak economy, corruption, new constitution, transparency. Many are the challenges we have to take up to make of this country a country for Human Rights, equality for all, exlcusion for nobody. And because we saw things coming out from our country that we never even dreamt of, we know we will make a reality of all the hopes we have for Tunisia.
- إذا الشعب يوما أراد الحياة
- فلا بدّ أن يستجيب القدر
- ولا بد لليل أن ينجلي
- ولا بد للقيد أن ينكسر
- When the people will to live,
- Destiny must surely respond.
- Oppression shall then vanish.
- Fetters are certain to break.
- (Tunisian anthem)