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 • 12:00 - 13:00
Before, During, and After a Natural Disaster: How Participatory Media Informs and Organizes

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Citizens are taking full advantage of participatory media technologies to prepare for natural disasters, but also mobilize help and inform when disaster strikes. What are some of the challenges for society when using these tools?

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Daudi Were

Director, Innovation, Ushahidi
Daudi Khamadi Were is a Kenyan technology, data and information strategist and social rights defender based in Nairobi. Daudi spends most of his time working on innovative ways technology can be used as an effective tool to bring about positive change in communities across the world... Read More →

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Vencer Crisostomo

Vencer is Secretary-General for Kabataan Partylist. He is formerly national chairperson of the League of Filipino Students and a youth columnist for Pinoy Weekly. He is also a web designer and an internet enthusiast. To new friends, as much as I want to add new friends, account is... Read More →
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Darwin F. Flores

Head for Community Partnerships, Public Affairs Group,, Smart
For the last ten years, Darwin has been leading Smart's community engagement initiatives for the base of the pyramid communities in the Philippines. He heads the department responsible for developing ICT-oriented, socially relevant programs in the areas of education, health, disaster... Read More →

Jocel de Guzman

Director for External Affairs
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Hope Hervilla

Founder Voices of Hope, Rising Voices Awardee, World Pulse Correspondent
International award -winning citizen’s journalist and a woman activist leader, Hope is a staunch advocate leader of social justice issues especially on grassroots women and environment here in the Philippines. Engaging passionate and speaking fearlessly for social change and people’s... Read More →
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Orsolya Jenei

When I left to Southern Chad with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in 2012, I didn't know I'll be so lucky that within a year I'll be able to work on my mapping - citizen media project in Niger as one of Rising Voices grantees of 2013. The Mapping for Niger project that has been... Read More →

Sunday January 25, 2015 12:00 - 13:00 PST
Cebu Provincial Capitol - Social Hall

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