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.

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Sunday, January 25 • 09:30 - 10:30
Filipino Indigenous Languages in Citizen Media

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There are over 150 local languages spoken in the Philippines. This session will explore the ways indigenous languages are being promoted by digital activists, as well as the ongoing technical, linguistic, and socio-cultural challenges.

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Eddie Avila

Rising Voices Director, Global Voices Online
Started as a Global Voices community member 2005 writing about the Bolivian blogosphere. In 2007, took over as Latin America and Spanish-Language Editor working with a great team of volunteer authors, who eventually became close friends. In 2010, I started as Rising Voices Director... Read More →

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Joceyln Gerra

Ramon Aboitiz Foundation
Born in Mandaue (Cebu, Philippines), Jocelyn B. Gerra got her degree in Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology and MA Anthropology from at University of San Carlos (Cebu, Philippines). After working for 4 years in development and research, went back to her Alma Mater... Read More →
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Emmanuel Mongaya

Emmanuel 'Anol' Mongaya used to join and help organize protest actions against the Marcos dictatorship during the early 80s. A son of a newspaper editor, he became instrumental in the publicity arms of various protest coalitions like the Coalition Against People's Persecution (CAPP... Read More →
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Robert "Bob" Reyes

Mozilla Representative, Mozilla Philippines Community
Mozilla Representative for the Philippines. I lead the localization of Firefox and Firefox OS to Tagalog (and coordinates the L10n for other Philippine languages).
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Eugene Alvin Villar

Chairman, Wikimedia Philippines
I am an advocate for the open knowledge culture having been a Wikipedian since 2002, and a OpenStreetMap contributor since 2007. I also support the free and open source movement by using Kubuntu as my OS, Firefox as my browser, and Libre Office as my office suite. I believe that free... Read More →

Sunday January 25, 2015 09:30 - 10:30 PST
Cebu Provincial Capitol - Social Hall

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