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Wael Ghonim

Weekend Roundup: How to Curb the Mobocratic Algorithm of Social Media

Nathan Gardels | Posted 10.28.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

Wael Ghonim is the internet activist who helped spawn the Arab Spring in Egypt with his Facebook posts. During those heady days in Cairo, as he explai...

Wael Ghonim: We Have A Duty To Use Our Social Media Power To Speak The Truth

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 10.29.2016 | World

The same medium that so effectively transmits a howling message of change also appears to undermine the ability to make it. Social media amplifies the...

Wael Ghonim’s Quest To ‘Liberate The Internet’

The Huffington Post | Yasmin Nouh | Posted 02.27.2016 | World

"If you want to liberate a society, all you need is the Internet," Wael Ghonim, a computer engineer turned social activist, said in 2011. Ghonim was s...

'Political Paralysis' From The Impossible Will Take a Little While

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Paul Loeb

We don't have to be perfect saints or know every answer to every question to begin working for a more just world. We can be wounded or hesitant ourselves, sometimes profoundly so.

Global Warming: The Inevitability Trap

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Paul Loeb

Is the biggest hurdle on climate change outright denial? Or is it the sense that of being overwhelmed and too late, that there's nothing we can do?

Best Commencement Speech Ever for Environmental Hope?

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.06.2014 | College
Paul Loeb

Paul Hawken has long been one of my heroes. He was the press coordinator for Martin Luther King's historic Selma-to-Montgomery march. He turned a smal...

Best Environmental Commencement Speech Ever?

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Paul Loeb

Paul Hawken has long been one of my heroes. He was the press coordinator for Martin Luther King's historic Selma-to-Montgomery march. He turned a smal...

Revolution 2.0 -- How One Google Exec + Facebook Sparked An Uprising in Egypt

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Allow me please to take you back for a moment to the beginning of 2011. Remember how surprised the world was that, in just 18 days, a leaderless grass-root uprising managed to topple the Mubarak regime that had ruled Egypt with an iron fist for 30 years?

Resisting The Rage Trade

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

The anti-gay, xenophobic, and misogynist bullies of the Christian right are so determined to defeat President Obama and promote orthodoxy that they endanger American diplomats and undermine fundamental principles of freedom.

Social Media Lessons From a Revolution

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology
Ryan J. Davis

What did Ghonim do to foster online engagement that eventually contributed to real, on the streets, offline action? It's simple really. He spoke, users listened and responded, and then he acknowledged their contributions.

In London, Egypt's Wael Ghonim Criticises 'Western Double Standards'

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK
Faisal J. Abbas

Are Arabs better or worse off following the 2011 revolutions? Did the Arab Spring make the world a safer place and should the UK and USA accept the new democratically-elected governments of the Middle East if the people vote-in religious parties which may oppose Western interests?

Tahrir Square: Whose Revolution?

Eunice Roque | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Eunice Roque

Anyone rooting for Egyptians and the progress of their revolution was up against a nerve-racking week of news and analysis surrounding the one-year anniversary of the first coordinated protests at Tahrir Square.

The Movers Of Egypt's Revolution

Posted 01.25.2012 | World

Thousands of Egyptians gathered at Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday to celebrate the first anniversary of the country's revolution. On January 25, 2...

Best of TEDTalks 2011, #4: Inside the Egyptian Revolution

Wael Ghonim | Posted 01.07.2012 | Technology
Wael Ghonim

2011-12-21-waelwaetedted.jpgSomething Egyptians have proven to be true is that the power of the people is much stronger than the people in power.

Wael Ghonim On The Egyptian Revolution

Posted 11.02.2012 | Technology

In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are excited to count down 18 great ideas of 2011, featuring the full TEDTalk with ...

Arab Revolution, Social Media Hype and Al Jazeera

Nehad Ismail | Posted 12.26.2011 | Media
Nehad Ismail

The impact of the social media on the Arab Spring has been wildly exaggerated. A week or so ago we witnessed the world's first YouTube lynching of a u...

What Happens When Millennials Come Together

David D. Burstein | Posted 12.10.2011 | College
David D. Burstein

We're the first generation to spend all of our grown years in a world where connecting to people from all over the world, instantly and constantly, seems normal and natural.

'Generation Freedom': Singing The Song Of Liberation Across The Middle East (EXCERPT)

Bruce Feiler | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

As 2011 dawned, I watched with awe as wave after wave of hope-starved young people -- from Tunisia to Egypt to Libya to Syria -- took to the streets to reclaim their lives.

At the Arab Media Forum, Another Revolution Took Place

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 07.25.2011 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

As the curtains came down marking the conclusion of the 10th annual Arab Media Forum (AMF) last week, it was quite evident that a new era has arrived and the AMF is embracing it with arms wide-open.

Muslims Celebrate The Changing Mediascape

Mike Ghouse | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Since 9/11, a negative image of Muslims was successfully portrayed in the media. However, the year 2010 witnessed a dramatic shift in auto-correcting that error by un-stereotyping Muslims.

The Muslim Brotherhood's New Facelift

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 07.10.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The 83-year-old Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is giving itself a 21st Century facelift just in time for the upcoming September parliamentary elections.

Google Exec Kidnapped In Revolution Plans To Start Tech NGO In Egypt

Posted 06.25.2011 | Impact

It’s been quite a year for Wael Ghonim, the Google marketing executive who became an icon for the Egyptian revolution: he was kidnapped by security ...

TIME 100 Most Influential: See Which World Leaders Made The List

Posted 06.22.2011 | World

The annual TIME 100 might be the only list that includes politicians and British royalty alongside human rights advocates and one of the most-feared t...

TIME 100: See The Techies That Made The List

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 06.21.2011 | Technology

TIME magazine has published its annual list of the world's most influential people. Several members of the "TIME 100" are also responsible for som...

A Middle East-Like Revolution in Cuba? Don't Hold Your Breath

Christopher Sabatini | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Sabatini

Under current U.S. law, Cuba will never have a Wael Ghonim, the Google executive who has become a hero in Egypt for defending freedom of expression and communication among activists.