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 • 15:00 - 16:00
Frenemies with Benefits: The Politics of Funding Activism

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As grantmakers, governments, foundations, and corporations wield a great deal of influence in the current human rights and technology sector. What are the positive and negative aspects of this influence? How are decisions made around priorities for funding, and how do the power dynamics of funding affect choices? How does the traditional model of funding activism engage with networked activism which relies on individual participation and distributed resources?

Global Voices co-founder Rebecca MacKinnon will moderate this panel of experts speaking on the politics of funding activism in Egypt, Cuba, Ethiopia and Central Asia.

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Rebecca MacKinnon

Director, New America
Rebecca MacKinnon directs the Ranking Digital Rights project at New America. (See rankingdigitalrights.org) A 2019-2020 University of California Free Speech and Civic Engagement Fellow, she is author of Consent of the Networked (2012), co-founder of Global Voices, a founding member... Read More →

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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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Mohamed ElGohary

Lingua Manager, Global Voices
I'm a Board Member and the Lingua (Translation) Manager at Global Voices.
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Niels ten Oever

Researcher, University of Amsterdam
Niels ten Oever has designed and implemented freedom of expression projects in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and Northern Africa, Brazil and Afghanistan and worked on global internet governance issues in ICANN and the IETF. Niels started off working on radio when he got bitten... Read More →
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Ivan Sigal

Executive Director, Global Voices
Ivan Sigal is the executive director of Global Voices, a non-profit online global citizen media initiative, and supports similar projects around the world. He is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he studies digital storytelling and... Read More →

Saturday January 24, 2015 15:00 - 16:00 PST
Cebu Provincial Capitol - Social Hall

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