Arab Uprising


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Arab uprising

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Quick facts Date 18 December 2010 – 14 January 2011 (3 weeks and 6 days) Location Tunisia Causes Government corruption Inflation Self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi Unemployment Political repression Characteristics Demonstrations General strikes Self-immolations Spontaneous uprisings

Anti-government protestors waving the flag of Tunisia:

Anti-government protestors waving the flag of Tunisia

Hosni Mubarak:

Hosni Mubarak


Egypt Jan 11- Protest erupt against a 30 year rule Feb 11- Mubarak steps down and hands over power to army council. April 11- Mubarak and his sons are arrested on charges of corruption. Unlike tunisia , the dictator did not flee but moved to a separate place. The former chief of International Atomic Energy Agency and Nobel prize winning Dr Mohammed Elbaradei in Tahir Square had attracted world wide attention. He played a vital part in the success of the agitation.

Ali Abdallah Saleh:

Ali Abdallah Saleh


Yemen The 3 rd Arab nation to witness the mass unrest Poorest country in the middle east. Feb 11 protest began against unemployment and corruption against the 33 year old rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh Unlike Tunisia and Egypt, the protest were planned and organised. Saleh remained defiant and this behavior sparked a new wave of violent clashes between saleh loyalists and his armed components killing many more people.

Muammar Gaddafi:

Muammar Gaddafi


Libya Feb 15, 2011- Protest against 41 year autocratic rule starts Authorities use aircrafts to attack protestors March 2011- UN security council authorities a no-fly zone over libya , NATO assumes control August 2011- Rebels capture Tripoli, Gaddafi Flees. October 20, 2011-Gaddafi dies of wounds suffered and an 8 month old uprising comes to an end.

Role of Social Media:

Role of Social Media Important Aspect News Channel Al Jazeera been banned from broadcasting Images of protestors Youtube and Flickr as a media led to success of the event

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