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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

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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.


Moderators
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Rebecca MacKinnon

Director, Ranking Digital Rights, New America Foundation
Ranking Digital Rights

Speakers
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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 Internet policy and practice worldwide. I also have a deep dedication to studying and writing about digital culture and informal information economies in... Read More →
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Mohamed ElGohary

Lingua Manager, Global Voices
I'm Global Voices Lingua Manager. Interested in the internet and human rights in Egypt and the Middle East, while providing Arabic content to help the average Arab citizen use the internet.
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Niels ten Oever

Head of Digital, Article19
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 by the Linux bug. After that he increasingly worked on websites, apps, internet governance, digital rights and digital security. Why? Because technology can support... 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 online communities. He is a media producer who works on long-term photography, multi-media and writing projects and is the author of White Road (Steidl, 2012), based... Read More →


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

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