On December 18, 2010 Tunisian Revolution or Jasmine Revolution took place in Tunisia. The events that caused uprising were high unemployment, inflation, corruption, and lack of freedom. The livelihood of people couldn’t seem to get worse. As a result, continued uprising forced the president of Tunisia to resign in January 2011, which alleviated on going situations.
Following that event, on January 25, 2011, a riot known as Lotus Revolution occurred in Egypt. Millions of protesters gathered for the overthrow of the regime of Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak. The objective of revolution was to fight for freedom, and correct the massive corruption that was going on in Egypt. As a result, it was announced by the vice-president on February 11, 2011, that the president has resigned from his position.
I remember getting immediate news feeds on one of the major web portals of Korea called Naver.com. Media coverage made it possible for the people around the world to know what is going on at an instance, and through social media, people globally gathered and shared opinions which could have put strength on uprisings. Also, the people of Tunisia and Egypt was able to know what was going on at an instance, so the rebelling forces could have gained strength at a faster rate to accomplish its goal. For these reasons, I believe that media supported uprising of good causes to successfully take place.