Forum focuses on Arab revolutions

Al Jazeera event features global figures alongside young activists and bloggers credited with leading Arab uprisings.

    Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey's foreign minister, is one of the keynote speechers at the Sixth Al Jazeera Forum [Reuters]

    Young activists from across the Arab world will join global figures including Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu and former Brazilian president Lula Da Silva at next week's Sixth Annual Al Jazeera Forum in Doha, Qatar.

    Building on worldwide recognition for Al Jazeera's coverage of the upheaval in North Africa and the Middle East, the March 12-14 event will prominently feature 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. 

    Davutoglu, Da Silva and Tariq El-Beshri, the senior judge who drafted the new Egyptian constitution, will give keynote speeches.

     An Al Jazeera organiser 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."

    A live stream will be broadcast on the forum website while a live blog will be updated throughout the event. The Twitter hashtag for the event is #ajforum

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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