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TEDxCMUQatar - Ranwa Yehia - How the use of ICT fueled the Recent Revolution in Egypt

Ranwa Yehia is an Arab activist who worked as a journalist in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Egypt and then moved to work in Arab youth education development. She is co-founder of the Arab Digital Expression Foundation. In the past six years, she has worked with hundreds of Arab activists to develop a program for digital expression among Arab youth. Her focus is the empowerment of an individual within him/herself and within his/her respective network/s (online and offline) to express, share, collaborate and build for a better world. She is directly involved with digital activists who were instrumental in both the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions and who are now working collaboratively with other Arab colleagues hoping to achieve freedom, justice and equality in their own countries. Ranwa blogs occasionally and tweets.TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.Follow TED on Twitter at, or on Facebook at
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