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Welcome To Lebanon | Habib Battah | TEDxBeirut


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“This is Lebanon,” is what you hear people say about something broken that is seemingly impossible to fix. But beneath the often negative headlines, a quiet activism is on the rise in Lebanon. Citizens now have access to new forms of digital accountability and officials are under a lot of pressure to conform. Change begins with a question. Will it be yours?

Habib Battah is an investigative journalist, blogger, dirt digger. He is a contributor to BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, The Daily Star and other newspapers and magazines. He is also the founder of

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at