Thursday, March 10, 2011

Young leaders of the Arab revolutions to feature at Al Jazeera Forum

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Young leaders of the Arab revolutions to feature at Al Jazeera Forum

March 10, 2011 (Doha, Qatar) - Al Jazeera announced today the program for the Sixth Annual Al Jazeera Forum, taking place in Doha from 12 March – 14 March.  Building on the worldwide recognition of the Network’s coverage during recent events in the Middle East, the Forum will prominently feature the young activists, bloggers and journalists who are credited with leading revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.

Titled “The Arab World in Transition: Has the Future Arrived?“ the Forum will explore the complex and changing political, social and economic landscape in the Middle East and its future ramifications in light of the latest upheavals by hearing directly from those who instilled change throughout the region. 

Keynote speeches will be given by Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davuto─člu, former Brazilian president Lula Da Silva, and Tariq El-Beshri the senior judge who drafted the new Egyptian constitution.

An Al Jazeera organizer said:

“Given recent events in the Arab world, we’ve naturally redrafted the programme to take into account what has happened. This is the first major opportunity these young leaders are getting to come together and interact with each other in person and share ideas. Through the forum’s website, the world at large will also have the opportunity to engage with them.”


For more information, please contact +(974)44892555

1.       The forum website is where the schedule can be viewed. Throughout the forum there will be a livestream and liveblog of proceedings
2.       The Twitter hashtag for the event is #ajforum
3.       Media wishing to attend can receive accreditation by emailing