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A historic moment in the Arab world: Wadah Khanfar on TED.com

The first talk posted from TED2011, happening now in California: 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. (Recorded at TED2011, March 2011, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 17:12)

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