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Wadah Khanfar:
A historic moment in the Arab world

TED2011 · 17:12 · Filmed Mar 2011
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Wadah Khanfar: A historic moment in the Arab world
17:12 · Filmed March 2011 at TED2011 · Subtitles available in 31 languages

As a democratic revolution led by tech-empowered young people sweeps the Arab world, Wadah Khanfar, the head of Al Jazeera, shares a profoundly optimistic view of what's happening in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and beyond — at this powerful moment when people realized they could step out of their houses and ask for change.

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As the Director General of Al Jazeera from 2003-2011, Wadah Khanfar worked to bring rare liberties like information, transparency and dissenting voices to repressive states and political hot zones. Full bio
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