Shukran H.H. Sheikh Hamad – How can YOU be a part of this?

So I was sitting around with Hamad Al Amari and Ramy Khalaf, discussing all the types of videos we wanted to do and it dawned on us. We should put together a video thanking H.H. Sheikh Hamad for everything he has helped Qatar achieved. He’s paved the way and it’s on us to keep going.

So we put out a tweet and asked anybody who wanted to be in it to get the ball rolling. We got some great people who were eager to be a part of it. (I apologize to those who we weren’t able to film, it’s tricky trying to meet up with people around Qatar and not delay the video too much).

Then we thought, wait a minute, we’re sure that A LOT of people would love to probably say thanks their own way, so we put together an online social activity (let’s see how it goes!), we’re asking people to post a VIDEO RESPONSE to this video saying thanks for whatever reason they feel thankful for. Interested? I really do hope so. It’ll only take a bit of time out of your day.

All you need to do, is grab a camera, film your response, click on the comments section on YouTube and then click the link that says Post Video Response and then share your video with us. We’ll then take all of the responses and edit it into one video 🙂 Sound fun? Let’s do this!

Freedom of Expression

    Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which the Qatari Government is a signatory of states: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any medias and regardless of any frontiers.

    The Emiri Decision Number 86 of the year 2007 on the establishment of the Doha Free Information Centre marked yet another step towards establishing a State of rights and freedom of speech. The decision stipulated that the Centre be a non-profit organization, headquartered in Doha City, and have the authority to establish other affiliated centres inside and outside Qatar. It is worth mentioning that His Highness the Emir issued a decision in 1998 annulling the ministry of information, giving birth to a new era of freedom of speech where censorship was removed from local media.