Hello friends. I’ve been unusually busy this past month, but I thought I’d quickly share with you three awesome TED Talks on the power of social media and how it helps to facilitate change.
One of them is a talk by Ethan Zuckerman, the co-founder of Global Voices Online. The other two are by Wael Ghonim, and Wadah Khanfar, head of Al Jazeera. Here are they are.
Wadah Khanfar: A historic moment in the Arab world
Ethan Zuckerman: Listening to global voices
Wael Ghonim: Inside the Egyptian revolution
Enjoy, and stay tuned for an audio interview I’ll post soon on the Arab revolutions and Sudan with a knowledgeable Sudanese-born American political analyst based in Washington DC.
In it, he responds to my questions and gives his perspective on why the 1985 peaceful popular revolt in Sudan didn’t sustain its gains, and what Egyptian and Tunisian activists can learn from the mistakes that Sudanese pro-democracy activists made back then.