Despite fading from the headlines, Tunisia has been abuzz with change since protesters ousted longtime leader Ben Ali earlier this year. In July, voters in the tiny North African nation will elect an assembly tasked with rewriting the constitution.
Henriette Ekwe Ebongo is regarded as one of the most influential female journalists in Cameroon. She’s spent a lifetime advancing press freedom, human rights, freedom of expression, good governance and gender equality.
Blogger Angie Jackson stirred up controversy in 2010 when she documented her abortion via Twitter. Jackson took the so-called abortion pill RU-486 and posted tweets throughout the process. She also uploaded a video about her decision.