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Wadah Khanfar Stresses Importance of Technology, Media and Youth [VIDEO]

Written on March 03, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Wadah Khanfar, the head of the Al Jazeera network, shares his optimistic and profound view of what’s happening in the Arab nations as he gives his thoughts and opinions on how technology, media, and the youth could shape the future. It’s all happening at the Technology Entertainment Design Conference, TED 2011.

For many decades, the Arab world has been in discord with war and political instability that has clouded the future of a region where the world often watches. But never before has the future looked so bright as technology and media empowers the Arab nations’ youth in expressing their firm stand against tyranny and dictatorship with the use of tools like Facebook and Twitter. Proof of this is the recent victory of Egypt against its corrupt leaders and the current heat that’s going on in Libya.

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