Ten key figures of the Arab Spring

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.



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