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Lina Ben Mhenni (Arabic: لينا بن مهني) (May 22, 1983 – January 27, 2020) was a Tunisian Internet activist, blogger and assistant lecturer. She worked in linguistics at Tunis University.[1]

In January 2011, she covered the early weeks of the Tunisian Revolution from Sidi Bouzid Governorate in the interior of the country. In 2011, Ben Mhenni was reported to have been a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize,[2] for her works and activism during the Tunisian Revolution.

Mhenni died on January 27, 2020 of a stroke caused by an autoimmune disease at a hospital in Tunis, aged 36.[3]