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 • 11:00 - 12:00
Battling Trauma: The Highs and Lows of Revolution

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As protests and resistance movements have swept across the Middle East, governments and militaries have used intimidation, detainment, torture and lethal force to silence dissent.

Activists fighting for change in these environments live under the constant fear and threat of physical harm or detainment. Many are ripe for developing PTSD.

In this session we find out how activists from Bahrain, Syria and Egypt continue to fight the difficult fight after their friends have been tortured, arrested and even killed.

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Mohamad Najem

Executive director, SMEX
Executive director at the Beirut-based digital rights organization SMEX (smex.org), the Middle East and North Africa’s leading digital rights research and policy advocacy organization. My work includes local and regional advocacy campaigns, research on privacy, data protection... Read More →

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Amira AlHussaini

Middle East and North Africa Editor, Global Voices Online
Career journalist who started blogging in 2004 and never looked back. Toppling dictators one tweet at a time.
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Lina Attalah

Founder and editor-in-chief, Mada Masr
Lina Attalah is the co-founder and chief editor of Mada Masr, a Cairo-based news website. She has been working as a journalist in Egypt, mostly covering it and parts of the Middle East for several news outlets. Before Mada Masr, she was the chief editor of Egypt Independent, a major... 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 →

Sunday January 25, 2015 11:00 - 12:00 PST
Cebu Provincial Capitol - Social Hall

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