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Leerom Segal

President & CEO, Klick Communications

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Are the youth of the Arab world wiser and more capable than the old ideological regimes?

Head of Al Jazeera, Wadah Khanfar, said in a TED Talk this morning that the youth of the Arab world are much wiser and more capable than the old ideological regimes. In his talk, Wadah Khanfar said that if you switch off the cameras in Tahrir Square tonight, there will be a genocide. He said that "You are protecting us by showing what is happening" and that there is a chance to create a new future in the Arab world because dictators are losing their power to deceive. Do you think that social networks have created an amazing opportunity for democracy in the middle east?

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  • Mar 2 2011: No. They are still mired by religious dogma. The framework for such a susceptible state of consciousness allows for further mistakes, error and genocide. Do you think that they will elect someone who is fair over another patriarchal idealist just because they are age impaired? I believe they are easily swayed especially since the flow of information goes both ways in help and hinder.

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