Tunisia's popular blogger Salim Amamo, who was once one of the most active defenders of freedom of expression in Tunisia, was chosen as the undersecretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the new national unity government, creating big controversy.
Amamo, 24, was famous for hacking the governmental official websites. He was arrested in early January for taking part in the Tunisia unrest and was released few days later, just before President Zain El Abedine Ben Ali was ousted.
The young blogger was the first to expose how the Tunisian intelligence spied on the personal emails of Tunisians. He took part in dozens of protests and demos calling for the removal of the block imposed by Tunisian authorities on Internet websites such as Facebook, YouTube and others.