The only publication nominated as a digital influencer, Nawaat is a blog started by Sami Ben Gharbia, Sufian Guerfali, and Riadh Guerfali in 2004. It began as a platform for Tunisians disenchanted with government censorship and fraud. The site was integral to the coverage of the Tunisian Revolution, which began in December 2010, despite overwhelming efforts by Tunisian authorities to make the site inaccessible. After Tunisian President Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia, the site’s administrators turned some of their attention to training Internet activists and building the Arab activist community- The Daily Beast (2012)