Answer The Latin America Question On YouTube
• The videos will be shown at the World Economic Forum on Latin America
• Participants are encouraged to reply to the videos posted by YouTubers
• Answers can be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese
Geneva, Switzerland, 4 April 2008 – The World Economic Forum today launched the Latin America Question, hosted by YouTube, to create an online video debate about the future of Latin America.
To generate a frank and open dialogue between the general public and the world leaders participating in this year’s World Economic Forum on Latin America, the Forum is asking:
“What key action do you think countries, companies or individuals should take to make Latin America a better place in 2008?”
The best videos submitted to the site will be screened at this World Economic Forum regional meeting, which will be held on 15 and 16 April in Cancún, Mexico, gathering over 500 top global leaders from business, politics, government, academia, civil society and the media from 46 countries.
The Latin America Question builds on the Davos Question which was launched for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2008 in Davos, and which has been watched by over 8 million people on YouTube.
Answers to the Latin America Question can be submitted in English ( http://youtube.com/latinquestion ), Spanish ( http://mx.youtube.com/preguntalatina ) or Portuguese ( http://br.youtube.com/questaolatina ).
All participants at the meeting are encouraged to respond to the videos submitted by the general public at a special video corner run by YouTube.
“The interaction via YouTube’s video platform offers us a unique possibility to open our debates to a global audience,” said Emilio Lozoya Austin, Head of Latin America and Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum.
The plenary sessions will be filmed by Mexico’s Canal Once and made available on the Forum’s channel on YouTube at http://youtube.com/worldeconomicforum
For more information about the meeting go to http://www.weforum.org/latinamerica2008
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
Incorporated as a foundation in 1971, and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. (http://www.weforum.org)
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