Welcome to the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2015!

On January 24-25 we’ll be bringing together the most innovative and inspiring digital activist and citizen media communities from the many corners of the globe to explore the connections between the open Internet, freedom of expression and online civic movements around the world.

See the draft Summit program below, and stay tuned as we refine the schedule and locations.

Follow us on Twitter at @globalvoices. Event hashtag: #GV2015

avatar for Aparna


Global Voices Online
Author South Asia + Board member


Girls Activists of Kyrgyzstan
avatar for Rezwan


Global Voices
Regional Editor
avatar for Aishola Aisaeva

Aishola Aisaeva

Girls Activists of Kyrgyzstan
avatar for Al Alegre

Al Alegre

Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA)
Executive Director
avatar for Amira AlHussaini

Amira AlHussaini

Global Voices Online
Middle East and North Africa Editor
avatar for Mahsa Alimardani

Mahsa Alimardani

Internet Researcher
avatar for Isolde Amante

Isolde Amante

Sun.Star Publishing Inc. (Cebu)

Tina Amper

avatar for Lina Attalah

Lina Attalah

Mada Masr
Founder and editor-in-chief
avatar for Eddie Avila

Eddie Avila

Global Voices Online
Rising Voices Director
avatar for Renata Avila

Renata Avila

World Wide Web Foundation - Public Citizen Consultant
Senior Digital Rights Advisor
avatar for Mary Aviles

Mary Aviles

Global Voices
Latin America Editor
avatar for Joey Ayoub

Joey Ayoub

Global Voices/Hummus For Thought
avatar for Ellery Roberts Biddle

Ellery Roberts Biddle

Global Voices
Advox Editor
avatar for Tetyana Bohdanova

Tetyana Bohdanova

Global Voices
avatar for Nini Cabaero

Nini Cabaero

Sun.Star Publishing Inc.
Sun.Star Network Exchange (Sunnex) editor-in-chief
avatar for Fleire Castro

Fleire Castro

Third Team Media
avatar for Dhyta Caturani

Dhyta Caturani

Project Coordinator
avatar for Tonyo Cruz

Tonyo Cruz


Bishakha Datta

Point of View
Executive Director
avatar for Mohamed ElGohary

Mohamed ElGohary

Global Voices
Lingua Manager

Rob Faris

Berkman Center for Internet and Society
avatar for Roland Jonas Ferrer

Roland Jonas Ferrer

Globe Telecom Inc.
Director, Corporate Brand Management & Shared Services
avatar for Lauren L. Finch

Lauren L. Finch

Global Voices
News Editor
avatar for Darwin F. Flores

Darwin F. Flores

Head for Community Partnerships, Public Affairs Group,
avatar for Naomi Fontanos

Naomi Fontanos

Gender and Development Advocates (GANDA) Filipinas
avatar for Mildred Galarpe

Mildred Galarpe

sunstar publishing inc
managing editor
avatar for Joceyln Gerra

Joceyln Gerra

Ramon Aboitiz Foundation
avatar for Arzu Geybullayeva

Arzu Geybullayeva

Columnist, Journalist; Program Council, Forum 2000; Member, ICDR
avatar for Sahar Habib Ghazi

Sahar Habib Ghazi

Global Voices
Managing Editor
avatar for Hyshyama Hamin

Hyshyama Hamin

Ushahidi: Making All Voices Count
Programme Officer Asia

Marianne Díaz Hernández

Derechos Digitales
Public Policy Analyst
avatar for Hope Hervilla

Hope Hervilla

Founder Voices of Hope, Rising Voices Awardee, World Pulse Correspondent
avatar for Nani Jansen

Nani Jansen

Media Legal Defence Initiative
Legal Director
avatar for Ruben Licera Jr.

Ruben Licera Jr.

RLCOMM International
Managing Director

Dan Kennedy

Open Democracy Russia
avatar for Chloe Lai

Chloe Lai

The Oval Partnership
Head of Urban Sustainability
avatar for Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

Blog Watch Citizen Media
Editor, blogger
avatar for Tanya Lokot

Tanya Lokot

RuNet Echo / Global Voices
avatar for Rebecca MacKinnon

Rebecca MacKinnon

New America
avatar for Mazyar Mahdavifar

Mazyar Mahdavifar

Global Voices Online
Farsi Editor
avatar for Aida Mahmutovic

Aida Mahmutovic

OneWorld SEE
Program Manager
avatar for Malou Mangahas

Malou Mangahas

Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
Executive Director
avatar for Robin Moroney

Robin Moroney

Communications Manager
avatar for Leila Nachawati

Leila Nachawati

APC / SyriaUntold
avatar for Mohamad Najem

Mohamad Najem

Executive director
avatar for Mohamed Nanabhay

Mohamed Nanabhay

Media Development Investment Fund
Deputy CEO
avatar for Niels ten Oever

Niels ten Oever

University of Amsterdam
avatar for Mong Palatino

Mong Palatino

Global Voices
Southeast Asia Editor
avatar for Tina Pamintuan

Tina Pamintuan

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Director of Radio
avatar for Subhashish Panigrahi

Subhashish Panigrahi

O Foundation (OFDN)
Founder, OpenSpeaks
avatar for Georgia Popplewell

Georgia Popplewell

Global Voices
Managing Director
avatar for Arul Prakkash

Arul Prakkash

Program Manager for Asia and the Pacific
avatar for Chiranuch Premchaiporn

Chiranuch Premchaiporn

avatar for Lova Rakotomalala

Lova Rakotomalala

Global Voices
Francophone Editor
avatar for Tadeo RC

Tadeo RC

Global Voices
avatar for Robert "Bob" Reyes

Robert "Bob" Reyes

Mozilla Philippines Community
Mozilla Representative
avatar for Hal Roberts

Hal Roberts

Berkman Center for Internet and Society
avatar for Kevin J. Rothrock

Kevin J. Rothrock

RuNet Echo
Project Editor
avatar for Ana Santos

Ana Santos

Sex and Sensibilities.com
avatar for Taisa Sganzerla

Taisa Sganzerla

Global Voices
Lusophone News Editor
avatar for Ivan Sigal

Ivan Sigal

Global Voices
Executive Director
avatar for Victoria Tinta

Victoria Tinta

Global Voices in Aymara
avatar for Lokman Tsui

Lokman Tsui

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Assistant Professor
avatar for Joana Varon

Joana Varon

Coding Rights
Founder Director
avatar for Eugene Alvin Villar

Eugene Alvin Villar

Wikimedia Philippines
avatar for Daudi Were

Daudi Were

Director, Innovation
avatar for Jillian C. York

Jillian C. York

Electronic Frontier Foundation
Director for International Freedom of Expression
avatar for Ethan Zuckerman

Ethan Zuckerman

MIT Media Lab
Director, Center for Civic Media