Arab Spring

The year 2011 was exceptional; it’s inspired by the Arab Spring.
Aspirations for freedom, democracy and well being…

It’s began the 17 December 2010, when Mohamed Bouazizi a Tunisian street vendor who  set himself on fire, in protest of the confiscation of his wares and the harassment and humiliation that he reported was inflicted on him by a municipal official and her aides. His act became a catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution and the wider Arab Spring inciting demonstrations and riots throughout Tunisia in protest of social and political issues in the country.

The Arab revolutions have affected many countries, from Morocco to Bahrain. 
The protesters in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Libya and Yemen express new forms of protest.
A remarkable movement in 2010 and particularly, how they used mobile phones, Internet, videos, blogs and Web 2.0. They projects in the web new actors and new forms of expression, especially via social networks.

Indeed , Twitter, Facebook , Youtube, etc. . , Allow sharing information in real time, organizing demonstration and motivating people to participate.

These new tools of communication have offered these people a new self-organizing space for making their revolutions and allowed people to overcome their fear, which the classic media would never allow.

All national and international observers agree that the quick success of the protests in Arabs country would not have been possible without Information and communication technologies (ICT) and Web 2.0 (social networks , blogs, etc..).Facebook, Youtube and Twitter have played an important role in the Tunisian revolution, and also in the Libyan and Syrian Egyptian revolution. They even called the Tunisian revolutions “digital” or “2.0”. Thanks to this, the politicians now take them seriously. Indeed, them words, and images became so powerful, we can finally know what is happening, because traditional forms of communication such as the press and television have often not showed the economic, political and social reality of the country. These countries have lived for many years under a single power that has destroyed the freedom of speech, has taken all the economy in their advantage.


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