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Speakers 2019

The Speakers of the IFRA/DCX 2019 can be found here from June/July 2019.

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Walid Al Saqaf

Moderation: Walid Al Saqaf

Senior Lecturer

Södertörn University, Sweden


Walid Al-Saqaf is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media Technology
at Södertörn University in Stockholm where his interests revolve
around how journalism is affected by blockchain, artificial
intelligence, disinformation and predictive analysis. He has a BSc
degree in computer engineering and a PhD in media studies and serves
on the Board of ISOC and is the Chair of the ICANN Middle East
Strategy and Adjoining Countries Working Group. Walid was the
Publisher and Editor in Chief of Yemen's first English language
newspaper Yemen Times and was an editor at the Washington DC Bureau of
the Wall Street Journal. As a software developer, he developed
Alkasir, an Internet censorship circumvention tool that was featured
on CNN, the Guardian, the Huffington Post and other media. He has also
been active in supporting open Internet access for the empowerment of
citizens, earning several awards including a TED senior fellow and
Örebro University's Democracy Award.

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