I keep seeing Algerians and Egyptians setting themself on fire as a form of protest against the government, because they saw it was a success in Tunisia. And I’m afraid it is media and its sensationalism that makes these people commit suicide. Ten years ago they would go on huger strike. But today that form of protest is no longer appealing to the media. Therefore, nobody would report on your protest, your cause will never be heard.
So if one person set himself alight to make a point and all the TV stations loved the footage, you have to expect more people setting themselves on fire because they want to be heard. The media will love it 10 times maybe. But then we won;t read news about people burning themselves for a cause. And I wonder what’s next?