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Wael Ghonim: Inside the Egyptian revolution

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Wael Ghonim is the Google executive who helped jumpstart Egypt's democratic revolution ... with a Facebook page memorializing a victim of the regime's violence. Speaking at TEDxCairo, he tells the inside story of the past two months, when everyday Egyptians showed that "the power of the people is stronger than the people in power."

Created: 03/11/2011 • 491989 view(s) • Date of speech: 03/04/2011 • Label: egypt,revolution,facebook • Language: English • City of the speech: Cairo See the conference in details



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Wael Ghonim

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Wael Ghonim (born 23 December 1980 in Cairo, Egypt) is an Internet activist, computer engineer and since January 2010 the Head of Marketing of Google Middle East and North Africa. In 2011, he became an international figure and energized pro-democracy demonstrations in Egypt after his emotional interview following 11 days of secret incarceration by Egyptian police; for investigations regarding him being the admin of a Facebook page "We are all Khaled Saeed" one of the main reasons that sparked the revolution.

Country or city of residence: Egypt
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