The closing keynote speaker of The Conference was Riyaad Minty who leads the Al Jazeera Network’s social media initiatives and oversees Al Jazeera’s conversations across Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.
Most recently his work has focused on the use of citizen media for crisis reporting, with a particular focus on the Arab Spring (2011), the war on Gaza (2008/9) and the 2009 Iranian election. He has been a proponent of open source and empowering communities through projects like Al Jazeera Creative Commons Repository.
View Minty’s presentation in the video player embedded below or click this link.
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