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TEDxBeirut - Najat Rizk - The day I challenged the forbidden

Najat RizkCeo / Partner at Firehorsewww.firehorse.meFacebook: najat.rizk Twitter: @najatrizkNajat is at the forefront of socio-political programmes and documentary production across the Arab World. After serving as a Channel Manager for Orbit Satellite Channel, Al Thaniya television and as Head of Operations in Italy for LBC Network, she joined Firehorse Films in 1999. Firehorse was voted the second fastest growing company in Lebanon in 2010 and Najat won acclaim as the second most successful CEO in Lebanon by Harvard University.With over 18 years of experience, Najat is a lead producer and manager of a wide range of programming activities on current affairs, documentaries and corporate films in the Arab World. Firehorse's tagline "Making Television Worth Watching", attests to her commitment to produce knowledge-based and innovative media that engages audiences everywhere.Najat's name has left her personal mark on a number of globally acclaimed documentaries touching crucial topics such as women empowerment, religion, civilian-military relations, and political investigations in the region. These have included Al Mokayada al Kobra (The Great Trade-off --on the Hezbollah/Israeli political prisoners), Mojtamaat al Diniya (Religions of the World), Egyptian Genesis, From Herat to Baghdad and The Living Martyr:Hizbollah Unveiled.Najat has been the spokesperson at a number of regional and international conferences, where she brings to her audience real case studies on media as a way to influence reality and create impact.About TEDxIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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