Tunisia

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

Tweets from Tunisia leaders

President of Tunisia Beji Caid Essebsi

Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi set up his Twitter account on 9 September 2014 in time for the presidential election campaign. @BejiCEOfficial tweets on average more than five times per day. The account is fairly conversational with 29% of its tweets being @replies to other users. The account hast started to retweets tweets from the presidential administration and its spokesperson. The account’s most retweeted post was sent during the Bardo Museum crisis, when the president mentioned that the Egyptian president called him to offer his condolences and show support to the Tunisian people.

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Beji Caid Essebsi

@BejiCEOfficial

الحساب الرسمي للباجي قائد السبسي الرئيس الخامس للجمهورية التونسية

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:1,001
Following:10
Followers:22,539
Joined Twitter: 09/09/2014
Language: Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 5.19
Retweets: 2%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.31
Replies/Tweet: 0.29
Tweets retweeted: 61%
Most mentioned @indep83 (9), @YasserMachat (7), @Dhia_Bou (7), @khlifimokht (5), @hethamw (5), @bachbouch90 (5), @10Millions2Po (5), @KBelkodja (5), @Amine_ox (5), @malekbesrour254 (4).
Average of retweets 4

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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 eleven other accounts but no other world leader.

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تونس - الرئاسة

@presidenceTN

الحساب الخاص برئاسة الجمهورية التونسية على تويتر

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:1,837
Following:7
Followers:37,222
Joined Twitter: 01/05/2012
Language: Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.60
Retweets: 1%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.07
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 47%
Most mentioned @Moncef_Marzouki (21), @UN (12), @_AfricanUnion (11), @RadioShemsFm (6), @UGTT_TN (5), @YouTube (4), @nyulaw (4), @UNESCO (4), @CFR_org (4), @UNrightswire (3).
Average of retweets 3

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Prime Minister of Tunisia الحبيب الصيد

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid is new to Twitter and his account was set upon 5 January 2015. Most of the tweets are just automatic shares from the minister’s Facebook account. The minister follows 15 other accounts, mainly French and Arabic news organisations; however he doesn’t interact with them or with other accounts account.

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الحبيب الصيد

@Habib_essid

الحساب الرسمي لرئيس الحكومة التونسية الحبيب الصيد

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:134
Following:15
Followers:1,685
Joined Twitter: 01/05/2015
Language: Arabic/French
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.06
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet: 0.03
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 21%
Most mentioned @YouTube (3), @gouvernementFR (1).
Average of retweets 2

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Government of Tunisia Alkasbah

The official account of the Tunisian Prime Minister’s office was created on 14 October 2012 and tweets on average once per day. The account has only 78 followers probably because its tweets are only headlines without links to the latest government news items the account also automatically shares its latest YouTube videos. @Al_Kasbah is following only one other Twitter account, namely that of a journalist at France24.

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Alkasbah

@Al_Kasbah

رئاسة الحalkasbah.tno/Oi1UeZpKva

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:1,419
Following:1
Followers:78
Joined Twitter: 10/14/2012
Language: Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.70
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet: 0.06
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 1%
Most mentioned @YouTube (84).
Average of retweets 1

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Foreign Ministry of Tunisia Tunisie Diplomatie

The account of the Tunisian Foreign Ministry was set up on January 2012 under former Foreign Minister @RafikAbdessalem. The account broadcasts the official news of the ministry in Arabic and in French and linking back to its website, however @TunisieDiplo rarely posts pictures. @TunisieDiplo is unilaterally followed by 32 other foreign ministires, but hasn’t reciprocated yet.

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Tunisie Diplomatie

@TunisieDiplo

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

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:327
Following:16
Followers:5,758
Joined Twitter: 01/06/2012
Language: French/Arabic
Status: Dormant since 24.07.2013
Tweets/day: 0.28
Retweets: 6%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.06
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 25%
Most mentioned @YouTube (13), @GermanyDiplo (8).
Average of retweets 2

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