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TEDxLimassol 2014 - Danya Bashir Social Media: The Double Edged Sword

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TEDxLimassol 2014 - Danya Bashir Social Media: The Double Edged Sword Danya Bashir Hobba is a Libyan, author, activist, the Executive Director for the Middle East and North Africa, NGO: Social Media for Change she worked with the Mohammed Bin Rashed School of Government on the Arab Social Media Report. She is a two-time winner of the U.A.E Young Entrepreneurship Competition. Danya strives to ensure that the media is aware of the various developments and works with Libyan youth in preparing for the transition and future of Libya. Danya recently attended and spoke at the Yahoo Change Your World Conference, in Cairo, on the panel for revolutionary women where she discussed the role of social media to ensure women’s rights in the new Libya, as well as the United Nations, General Assembly on Fostering Cross-Cultural Understanding for Building Peaceful and Inclusive Societies. She was also featured in ’20 Empowering Women to be followed on Twitter,’ by Community of Women’s Entrepreneurs, and named by CNN, as an Agent of Change. Danya firmly believes in and supports education and entrepreneurship for the betterment of society. Currently she is working on a new Project utilizing social media to create positive democratic change in areas such as entrepreneurship, leadership, politics, economics, health and social awareness to those who are unable to engage in traditional learning process. TEDxLimassol 2014 - Everything you know is Wrong "The earth is flat”. “Home computers are useless”. “Humanity is condemned to be starved”. “Women are born inferior”. Throughout the years, pioneering scientific discoveries overturn established theories, vibrant societies transcend dominant perceptions, bold individuals expand physical and intellectual limits proving everything wrong: This is the way in which we seek to improve our lives and to deepen the understanding of the world around us. At TEDxLimassol we are searching for the next refute in small and large things: In the universe and subatomic particles. In our societies and in our bodies. In our behavior, attitudes and perceptions. In our mental, physical and personal capabilities. Proving everything wrong is always the right thing to do. *Where there is doubt, there is freedom.