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Ahmed Shihab-Eldin


The Arab World and the Media's Symbiotic Revolutions

[The crowd captures images as the protestors and military clash at Abbasiya. Image from Flickr.]

The Arab world has forever changed, and so has the media. Some would argue governance, as we've known it, is also changing. Business is certainly changing; in fact, the whole world might just be changing too. The question is, is social media the catalyst? My simple answer is yes. For just over a year now, I've been fortunate enough to be immersed in a series of chaotic and fateful events that had deprived me of sleep, catapulted my career, but most importantly connected me ...

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Ahmed Shihab-Eldin


Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is an Arab-American journalist, social-media addict and works as a producer and host for the Huffington Post Streaming Network. In 2011, Ahmed created, produced and co-hosted Al Jazeera English’s groundbreaking social media show, “The Stream”, an award-winning interactive talk show that sources content from social networks, tapping into online communities to unearth underreported stories. He has a Masters degree in journalism from Columbia University. In 2008, his master’s project earned him a Webby Award for “Defining Middle Ground: The Next Generation of Muslim New Yorkers.” Ahmed is a producer and host at HuffPost Streaming Network.