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War 2.0: Micro Reporting from the Front Lines in Gaza

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/09/23/The_Arab_Social_Web Moeed Ahmad, Head of New Media for the Al Jazeera Network, discusses the importance of Twitter and other social media coverage during the Gaza War, which he calls "War 2.0." ----- In the past few years, the Arab world has witnessed a Web 2.0 boom. This PICNIC '09 session looks at how social media is being used in the Arab world to mobilize people around a variety of pursuits including journalism, marketing, politics, innovation and creativity. The speakers include Donatella Della Ratta from Creative Commons, Mohamad Najem from Social Media Exchange and Moeed Ahmad from Al Jazeera Network. Moeed Ahmad is the Head of New Media at the Al Jazeera Network. He joined Al Jazeera in January 2005 and is currently managing a dynamic team which focuses on enhancing Al Jazeera's presence and engagement with its viewers in the internet and mobile mediums.
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