Tunisia

Since the Arab Spring which was in part fuelled by social media the Tunisian leadership has also embraced Twitter.

President of Tunisia محمد المنصف المرزوقي

President Moncef Marzouki is among the top five most followed African leaders but he does not tweet personally. It is interesting to note that the President of Tunisia started his Twitter account in March 2011, two months after the revolution, but before he became President, clearly recognizing the importance of social media. Before the election, his tweets were about his belief in freedom of speech, freedom for Tunisia, transparency and democracy. During the election period in October 2011, Marzouki provided information on how to vote and encouraged his people to be honest and transparent when they voted. Since he became President, he continues to update his followers on his political activities, including summaries of his speeches, allowing his followers to keep a track of his vision for the future.

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محمد المنصف المرزوقي

@Moncef_Marzouki

رئيس الجمهورية التونسية - Président de la République Tunisienne

Peer connections (as of June 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:1,437
Following:10
Followers:197,403
Joined Twitter: 03/07/2011
Language: Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.2
Retweets: 17%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.17
Replies/Tweet: 0.11
Tweets retweeted: 61%
Most mentioned @CPRTunisie (25), @djerbafr (11), @Moncef_Marzouki (10), @ahmedsocios (9), @Houssein (8), @Ooouups (7), @Mira404 (7), @hedizaher (7), @skenderb (6), @KUXXK (6).

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First tweet

Translation: Dissolve the political police: http://www.gnet.tn/temps-fort/tunisie-moncef-marzouki-appelle-a-dissoudre-la-police-politique/id-menu-325.html

Most popular tweet

Translation: The signing of the Constitution of the Republic of Tunisia pic.twitter.com/PwLdTHcF8

Presidency of Tunisia تونس - الرئاسة

The institutional account of Tunisia’s president tweets only in Arabic and posts news updates and links to official announcements from the Tunisian presidential office. The account is active, averaging two tweets per day. However, the account does not engage; it doesn’t participate in dialogue and does not retweet or @reply. @PresidenceTN uses hashtags abundantly include the hashtag #tnpr and #Tunisia. The account only follows just five other accounts, namely of President Moncef Marzouki and the UN among others.

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تونس - الرئاسة

@presidenceTN

الحساب الخاص برئاسة الجمهورية التونسية على تويتر

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:1,711
Following:10
Followers:20,673
Joined Twitter: 01/05/2012
Language: Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.96
Retweets: 1%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.07
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 45%
Most mentioned @Moncef_Marzouki (20), @UN (12), @_AfricanUnion (11), @RadioShemsFm (6), @UGTT_TN (5), @UNESCO (4), @nyulaw (4), @ltdh_tunisie (3), @francediplo (3), @Princeton (3).

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First tweet

Translation: Tunisia elected vice president of the African Union

Most popular tweet

Translation: Currently in Carthage meeting the three presidents and ministers of defense, interior, justice and army chief of staff, and members of the Supreme Council for Security and Director of the Presidential Security

Prime Minister of Tunisia Mehdi Jomaa

@Mehdi_Jomaa is the official handle of the prime minster of Tunisia. The prime minister tweets mainly in Arabic and occasionally in French and in English. His team tweets on average once a day and regularly posts videos of his activities from YouTube. The account was created on 14 December 2013 and is linked to his Facebook page, automatically tweeting when a new post is published there.

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Mehdi Jomaa

@Mehdi_Jomaa

مهدي جمعة رئيس الحكومة التونسية - Mehdi Jomaa Chef du gouvernement tunisien

Peer connections (as of June 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:345
Following:12
Followers:6,304
Joined Twitter: 12/14/2013
Language: Arabic/French
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.56
Retweets: 2%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.02
Replies/Tweet: 0
Tweets retweeted: 55%
Most mentioned @StefanFuleEU (1), @JensPloetner (1), @Dailymotion (1), @Europe1 (1).

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Most popular tweet

Translation: please retweet http://goo.gl/FHSdk7 #jomaa

Foreign Ministry of Tunisia Tunisie Diplomatie

The official account of the Tunisian foreign ministry was set up on 6 January 2012 under former Foreign Minister @RafikAbdessalem but the account has been dormant since 24 July 2013. When it was active the @TunisieDiplo account used to broadcast the ministry’s news and activities. The majority of the tweets were generated from its Facebook page and its website. More than half of the tweets are in French.

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Tunisie Diplomatie

@TunisieDiplo

Ministère tunisien des Affaires Etrangères - Retrouvez-nous sufacebook.com/pages/Minist%C…PD

Peer connections (as of June 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:227
Following:14
Followers:4,181
Joined Twitter: 01/06/2012
Language: French/Arabic
Status: Dormant since 24.07.2013
Tweets/day: 0.26
Retweets: 7%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.06
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 20%
Most mentioned @YouTube (13).

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First tweet

Translation: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs mourns the death of Abdelfattah Amo

Most popular tweet

Translation: The Council of Europe opens its office in Tunis, the first outside of the European continent.