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Sunday 21 December  
Ten key figures of the Arab Spring
Hilversum, Netherlands
Hilversum, Netherlands

Ten key figures of the Arab Spring

Published on : 15 December 2011 - 3:38pm | By Erik Klooster (Photo: ANP)
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On 17 December 2010, Tunisian fruit seller Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire to protest against the regime. That was the beginning of the Arab Spring. Within a few months the governments of Tunisia, Egypt and – with some support from abroad – Libya fell.

Radio Netherlands Worldwide presents ten Arab activists who played an important part in the revolutions. Earlier this week, five of them - including Bouazizi - were awarded the Sacharov Prize by the European Parliament.



anthony payne 11 September 2012 - 5:25pm / libya

i think someone should do some thing about the government

anthony payne 11 September 2012 - 5:21pm / algeria

I think the authorities should have done what the people wanted.

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