The revolts in the Middle East began in Tunisia when Muhammad Buazizi set himself on fire on December 17th, 2010 (Lesch, Haas 230). Protests in this area began to spr...
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...ion and uprisings usually don’t accompany these problems. One of the main reasons the activist groups became so forceful was due to the media emphasizing it. The media made a bigger deal out of the Arab Spring than necessary, so the word spread across the countries and it brought courage into more people everywhere causing the revolts to continue to grow. Egypt and Tunisian protests were aired on Qatari-based Al-Jazeera television channel even when there were continuous requests to stop it (Delacoura).
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