Al Jazeera’s Wadah Khanfar: A historic moment in the Arab world

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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.

“I am here to tell you that the future that we were dreaming for [in the Middle East] has eventually arrived,” Khanfar told the audience at the Technology Entertainment and Design conference (TED), speaking about the recent popular uprisings that have toppled long-standing governments.

“A new generation, well-educated, connected, inspired by universal values and a global understanding has created a new reality for us,” he said.

Source: TED, March 4, 2011 (hat tip: The Big Picture).

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1 comment to Al Jazeera’s Wadah Khanfar: A historic moment in the Arab world

  • Ray

    I pray that this comes to pass. Freedom, inspired by “universal values and ideas” are the path to peace and acceptance for all in the Middle East. It is time for a Muslim Reformation to make a peaceful and successful transformation to a modern society. Let’s hope his view comes to pass, and soon.

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