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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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Sunday, January 25 • 14:00 - 15:00
Do We Feed the Trolls?

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You were working into the wee hours of the morning on a difficult story. You wake up to 200 tweets. Many of them are personal attacks. You are being trolled.

 How should we react to harassment online? And when should we fight back?

Jillian C York will talk to a group of outspoken online commentators about daring to speak up in the increasingly polarized and hostile online space.

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Jillian C. York

Director for International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Talk to me about TOS enforcement and censorship on social platforms, or your work in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Journalist, Freelance
Regional analyst, correspondent and a blogger. Currently Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellow at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFERL). Previously worked for the National Democratic Institute in Baku and European Stability Initiative- Berlin based think tank- in Istanbul. My main areas of interest include human rights, advocacy, freedom of the press, conflict transformation, nonviolent civil resistance and gender studies. I am also affiliated with... Read More →
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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 English language publication. She also worked with several research-based projects around the themes of migration and mobility, technology and knowledge and... Read More →
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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

Editor, blogger, Blog Watch Citizen Media
I am very active on twitter as @momblogger advocating constructive engagement in issues on family and society. I am very passionate about nurturing both my family and community in order to secure my children’s future and that of others. I co-founded Blog Watch in 2009, a group of citizen advocates, independent-minded bloggers, and social media users who leverage new technology tools to advocate for social change and serve as a... Read More →
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Kevin J. Rothrock

Project Editor, RuNet Echo
Russian media. Russian politics. Russian Russia.

Sunday January 25, 2015 14:00 - 15:00
Cebu Provincial Capitol - Social Hall

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