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Journalism Plays Crucial Role in Arab Spring

By Ashley Beasley

The United States tried to bring democracy to the Middle East and failed, as the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan have taught us.This year democracy came to the region on its own terms.

Aided by social media and other digital journalism platforms, autocratic winter turned to Arab Spring spreading calls for democracy and revolution like wildfire across continents. Starting with the oust of Tunisia’s regime earlier this year, the world has witnessed Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain rise against their governments in a massive outcry for change.

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