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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 • 11:00 - 12:00
When the Stakes Are High and the Story Ever Changing: Online Crisis Reporting

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Reporting on a crisis isn't easy, no matter if it's a sudden violent conflict grabbing the world's attention or an ongoing systemic issue hardly making a headline. How do you tell the story accurately when the situation can change from moment to moment? How do you sift truth from propaganda, especially online? How do you responsibly cover trauma? 

In this session, a panel of experts will speak about their experiences dealing with these and other challenges of crisis reporting.

Moderators
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Lauren L. Finch

News Editor, Global Voices
I'm Lauren, but I also go by L. Finch or simply L. Among other things, I work to make sure that every one of Global Voices’ unique stories is easy to read and thought-provoking, no matter where in the world you come from. I'm a journalist and translator with a passion for the Spanish language. In fact, I originally joined the GV community in 2011 as a volunteer translator. In the past, I worked as the Spain regional director for Vocativ... Read More →

Speakers
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Isolde Amante

Editor, Sun.Star Publishing Inc. (Cebu)
I'm Isolde, but please call me Sol (it's less complicated that way). I work as editor-in-chief of Sun.Star Cebu, which operates as part of a network of community newspapers in the Philippines under Sun.Star Publishing Inc. Public health and accountability in the use of public funds are the areas of coverage I'm most interested in. Recent events, however, have driven home the need to learn more about disaster preparedness and how various... Read More →
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Joey Ayoub

Co-Founder/Writer, Hummus For Thought
I'm a Linguaphile, a Blogger and Amateur Author, an Animal-Loving Vegetarian, a Music and Movies addict, Photography and Travel lover and a Socialist, but you can call me Joey.
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Chloe Lai

Head of Urban Sustainability, The Oval Partnership
Chloe Lai is working on her doctoral thesis at the Comparative Literature Department, University of Hong Kong. She researches on whether the news media is an integral part of the neoliberal pro-growth machine with specific reference to the urban redevelopment regime in Hong Kong. Chloe 's research partly draws on her extensive experience on the news media in Hong Kong. She had been a professional journalist at HK's leading dailies, the South... Read More →
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Mohamed Nanabhay

MDIF
Mohamed Nanabhay works at the intersection of media, technology and entrepreneurship. As the Head of Online at Al Jazeera English he led the team that produced the award winning coverage of the Arab revolutions in 2011. During his tenure, the website has seen a colossal increase in traffic and has been recognised by the Online News Association for general exellence in online journalism. In 2006, he founded the New Media division at Al Jazeera... Read More →


Sunday January 25, 2015 11:00 - 12:00
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