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
Round Table: Internet rights in your backyard—Joining international principles and national advocacy

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This roundtable aims to present recent work on the advance of a free and open internet at a local level, and discuss the challenges ahead.

In 2015, the Association for Progressive Communication (APC) in partnership with Article 19 will be leading the project Local Actions to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR). Inspired by the principles of the WebWeWant campaign, advocacy initiatives will be supported in nine countries to engage organizations and activists in national campaigns to promote Internet rights, the WWW principles and develop an integrated strategy of policy research, context analysis, coalition building, media outreach and popular engagement.

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Renata Avila

Senior Digital Rights Advisor, World Wide Web Foundation - Public Citizen Consultant
Renata Avila, (Guatemalan), is an international Human Rights lawyer, specialising in the next wave of technological challenges to preserve and advance our rights, and better understand the politics of data and their implications on trade, democracy and society. She is a 2020 Stanford... Read More →
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Aida Mahmutovic

Program Manager, OneWorld SEE
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Niels ten Oever

Researcher, University of Amsterdam
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... Read More →
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Joana Varon

Founder Director, Coding Rights
Brazilian researcher and digital rights advocate. Founder Director of Coding Rights, where she works as creative chaos catalyst, developing research and advocacy strategies for digital rights, particularly focused on privacy and freedom of expression. Consultant of Consumers International... Read More →

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

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