Doha Debates and TED are partnering to uncover creative ways to transform public discourse, making difficult conversations possible and sharing new ideas from around the world. TED and Doha Debates will host “Up for Debate,” a TED Salon about the power of civic discourse at TED headquarters in New York on January 16, 2019.

Our partnership with Shared_Studios will amplify a new generation of voices for solutions to global challenges. We are launching a Portal in Doha that empowers people to speak face to face across the world, using intimate, immersive conversations to bridge differences and share global perspectives. We are engaging Qatar’s population in unique ways by beaming in new and diverse voices across digital platforms and live events.

Fortify Rights is a human rights nonprofit based in Southeast Asia. Together, Fortify Rights and Doha Debates are training a group of Rohingya refugees on the basics of photography and Instagram, and we are equipping them with mobile phones to document their lives in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, for an entire year. Through this partnership, Fortify Rights and Doha Debates hope to empower Rohingya refugees to share their stories with the world.