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Amira Yahyaoui

Amira Yahyaoui is a Tunisian human rights activist and the founder of Al Bawsala, an NGO that works to protect freedom of expression and other human rights in Tunisia by monitoring the constitutional assembly. During the Ben Ali regime, she worked with the freedom of expression and anti-censorship movement. As a teenager, she was persecuted for her activism and eventually banned from the country for four years. In 2011, she created Marsad.tn, an internet platform that publicized the voting records of the constitutional convention. In 2014, her efforts with Al Bawsala helped lead Tunisia to adopt a new constitution that upheld democratic ideals, individual rights, and government transparency.

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