Investigative journalist Habib Batah does an inspiring speech about the power of activism in Lebanon today, and mentions the fight of activists against the Fouad Boutros Highway project (at 6:30).
TEDx Talks presentation :
“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 The Beirut Report.