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 • 15:00 - 16:00
Workshop: Technology & Innovation for Advocacy - Enhancing Action for Freedom of Information Legislation in the Philippines

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Attorney Nepomuceno Malulauan from the Institute for Freedom of Information in the Philippines will be sharing about work of the the Freedom of Information (FOI) activists in the Philippines and key opportunities for taking forward advocacy, action and practice of FOI in 2015. Then session will give FOI activists and participants from other countries to share some of the tech and innovation tools they may have used to further advocacy on FOI or related legislation. Discussions will be centered around tech tools that can be implemented in the Philippines to further mobilize the citizenry and fully utilize the forthcoming legislation to: hold the executive account; improve both transparency and accountability; and for journalists and activists to be able to do so safely.

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Hyshyama Hamin

Programme Officer Asia, Ushahidi: Making All Voices Count
Hyshyama is Programme Officer Asia for Making All Voices Count as part of the Ushahidi team. Making All Voices Count is a global initiative that supports innovation, scaling, with the goal of promoting transparency, fighting corruption, empowering marginalised citizens, and harnessing... Read More →
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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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Nepomuceno Malaluan

Nepomuceno Malaluan is Co-Director of the Institute for Freedom of Information, a partnership program of the Action for Economic Reforms (AER) and the Philippine Center of Investigative Journalism. He is Co-Convener of the Right to Know. Right Now! Coalition, a network of more than... Read More →
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Malou Mangahas

Executive Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
MALOU MANGAHAS is executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, a pioneering nonprofit launched in 1989. She is a veteran of Philippine journalism, served as a Nieman fellow at Harvard University, and has worked for various newspapers and news agencies... Read More →

Sunday January 25, 2015 15:00 - 16:00 PST

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