Wadah Khanfar of Al Jazeera discusses the bright future of the Middle East

March 5, 2011 | By | Reply More

Wadah Khanfar, who is the Director of Al Jazeera, believes that young people of the Middle East have brought a new reality to the region. Much of what they accomplished was done because they had the willingness to step out of their houses and raise their voices. And now, thanks to millions of simple yet brave acts, millions of people will be freed from corrupt dictatorships and allowed to dream of a peaceful and tolerant future.

What role did Al Jazeera play in these revolutions? As he describes at 16:30, the protesters begged Al Jazeera to keep the cameras running, or else there would be genocide. Al Jazeera protected the protesters by telling their stories around the clock.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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