Role Of Media In The Egyptian Revolution

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The Egyptian revolution and role of media Name: Institution: The Egyptian Revolution and Role of Media The process of overthrowing an established government by the people is a revolution. Aristotle describes a revolution in two distinctive phases. The first phase involves the modification of a current constitution. Politicians and law legislators make the necessary arrangements for amendments of the current constitutions. The second phase involves the absolute change from one constitution to the other. The Egyptian revolution serves as a perfect example of absolute change. The uprising began on 25 January 2011 as part of an Arab spring. Demonstrations, plaza occupations, riots and non-violent resistance as well as strikes catapulted the revolution to a complete new level. Egyptians from various religious and socio-economic backgrounds demanded the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. The issues raised by the civilians based on political and legal issues. The media performed its role by ensuring filming out the events on live television, social media and radios. This…show more content…
The people received justice because the overthrown government had many issues. The government orchestrated evil acts of terror that left many Egyptians living under fear. The occupation of Imbaba serves as the best example because in 1992, government forces occupied the town for six weeks. The soldiers harassed and arrested civilians in the name of rooting out al-game's al-islamiyya followers. The occupation resulted in a war that led to the death of 1106 people. During his reign, 701 torture cases emerged from the police stations. Out of the 701 victims, 204 of them died from injuries (Roccu, 2013). The situation made the Egyptians bitter and angry as they felt that the government was using force to serve justice. Therefore, the revolution resulted in justice delivery to the

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