Queen Rania – YouTube’s first official Visionary

Queen Rania of Jordan launched a YouTube channel aimed at “breaking down stereotypes about the Arab and Muslim worlds and to bridging the East-West divide.” Three million views and 43,000 messages later, YouTube has awarded her its inaugural Visionary Award.

One of her statements whilw accepting the award: “YouTube encourages us to be active participants in a global conversation, making our voices heard, giving us the power to broadcast ourselves, increasing knowledge of each other, breaking down the barriers between us clip by clip.”

I have no idea how many Arabs and Muslims have seen the videos – which really set the standard for breaking down stereotypes and the videos are nothing short of inspirational = but I think the is the right step in the right direction! Many more “officals” in the eastern and western world should follow …

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