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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
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

Web Foundation
Renata Avila is a human rights lawyer from Guatemala. She leads the Web We Want at the Web Foundation. She currently serves as a Board Member of Creative Commons Board of Directors. She is also a member of Courage Foundation advisory board, assisting whistleblowers and sources at risk. @avilarenata
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Aida Mahmutovic

Program Manager, OneWorld SEE
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Niels ten Oever

Head of Digital, Article19
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 by the Linux bug. After that he increasingly worked on websites, apps, internet governance, digital rights and digital security. Why? Because technology can support... Read More →

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

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