By the people who took to the streets and risked their lives.
But Ben Mhenni said she doesn't believe the uprising that resulted was an "online revolution." "The revolution was made by people," she told Deutsche Welle.
"By the people who were brutally beaten by security forces.
A panel of jury members chose her for her work documenting abuses by former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's regime and promoting democracy in the country.
She is continually updating her status on Facebook and Twitter, posting pictures and commenting on articles and videos.Ben Mhenni is "A Tunisian Girl," a blog that won the 2011 Deutsche Welle International Blog Award (the BOBs) in June.