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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Saturday, January 24 • 12:00 - 13:00
How to Make Freedom of Information Laws Work (for Everyone)

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Governments from Hungary to Mexico to the Philippines have passed laws enshrining the right of access to information. How are journalists, bloggers, and human rights advocates using FOI and RTI laws to shine light on information about government activities? What impediments do they face in trying to do this?

 This session will feature community experts speaking on their first-hand experience using these policies to bring greater transparency and accountability to the law-making environments in their home countries.

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Ellery Roberts Biddle

Advox Editor, Global Voices
I am the editor of Global Voices Advocacy, where I have the unique pleasure of working with our network of bloggers and advocates dedicated to reporting on threats to online speech, sharing tactics for defending the digital work and words of citizens, and supporting efforts to strengthen... Read More →

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marietta le

Marietta Le, journalist at Atlatszo.hu Breaking Borders Award-winner Hungarian investigative journalism website. She has been an author and translator for Global Voices Online since 2009. Since 2012 she has been running Jarokelo.hu, a website that helps citizens send complaints from their neighbourhood to local municipalities in Hungary... Read More →
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Malou Mangahas

Executive Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
MALOU MANGAHAS is executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, a pioneering nonprofit launched in 1989. She is a veteran of Philippine journalism, served as a Nieman fellow at Harvard University, and has worked for various newspapers and news agencies... Read More →
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Tadeo RC

Author, Global Voices
Tadeo is an independent blogger based in Mexico. He blogs about justice and transparency but is also a regular columnist in Mexican Times. He joined Global Voices in early 2011. He is an attorney by training and has worked in labour and criminal litigation for law firms and global... Read More →

Saturday January 24, 2015 12:00 - 13:00 PST
Cebu Provincial Capitol - Social Hall

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