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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.

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Saturday, January 24
 

14:00 PST

Workshop: What You See Isn't What It Is—How to Verify Citizen Video
As social media and YouTube footage play a greater role in reporting, journalists, activists, and human rights investigators face greater risks of being duped by footage claiming to be something it is not. This workshop, run by WITNESS, will provide real examples of online footage misinterpreted by journalists, falsely described by activists, and manipulated with the intention of inciting hatred or undermining authentic citizen reports. Participants will develop the skills of asking probing questions of online images, and learn tools and processes to assess whether they are looking at authentic footage, or whether they are the target of a hoax.

Moderators
Saturday January 24, 2015 14:00 - 15:00 PST
Dignitaries

15:00 PST

Workshop: Google Tools for Journalists
Everyone has access to tools and information that ten years ago only big publishers could afford. So how does a citizen journalist stand out from the crowd? Robin Moroney will give an overview of some digital tips to find what you're looking more easily and then publish, broadcast or graph it easily, responsibly and rapidly. 

Speakers
avatar for Robin Moroney

Robin Moroney

Communications Manager, Google
Robin Moroney is Communications Manager at Google. He's based out of Singapore and has delivered Google for Media workshops to broadcasters and print journalists in Singapore and Hong Kong. Before joining Google, he worked with the Wall Street Journal in Brussels, London, Hong Kong... Read More →


Saturday January 24, 2015 15:00 - 16:00 PST
Gallery

15:00 PST

Workshop: Research 101
The internet is awash in publicly available data about itself and its participants.  The availability of all of this data makes it possible to learn a lot about how online media works, but it also opens as many questions as it answers and can easily lead to mistaken conclusions.  In this session, we will look at the data behind some current research efforts by the Media Cloud projects to understand what kinds of open data are available online and how to think about the methodology of analyzing that data to come up with insights that are helpful in understanding the networked public sphere.

Moderators
avatar for Hal Roberts

Hal Roberts

Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society
Hal Roberts is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He is a co-founder and the technical architect of the Media Cloud project. Media Cloud is an open source, open data platform that seeks to better understand the networked public sphere by providing... Read More →

Saturday January 24, 2015 15:00 - 16:00 PST
Dignitaries
 
Sunday, January 25
 

12:00 PST

Workshop: Research 101 (Media Cloud)
The internet is awash in publicly available data about itself and its participants.  The availability of all of this data makes it possible to learn a lot about how online media works, but it also opens as many questions as it answers and can easily lead to mistaken conclusions.  In this session, we will look at the data behind some current research efforts by the Media Cloud projects to understand what kinds of open data are available online and how to think about the methodology of analyzing that data to come up with insights that are helpful in understanding the networked public sphere.

Moderators
avatar for Hal Roberts

Hal Roberts

Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society
Hal Roberts is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He is a co-founder and the technical architect of the Media Cloud project. Media Cloud is an open source, open data platform that seeks to better understand the networked public sphere by providing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ethan Zuckerman

Ethan Zuckerman

Director, Center for Civic Media, MIT Media Lab
The future of Global Voices. Streaming video. Honoring volunteers. Sustainability.


Sunday January 25, 2015 12:00 - 13:00 PST
Gallery

15:00 PST

Workshop: Technology & Innovation for Advocacy - Enhancing Action for Freedom of Information Legislation in the Philippines
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.

Moderators
avatar for Hyshyama Hamin

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 →
avatar for Daudi Were

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Nepomuceno Malaluan

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 →
avatar for Malou Mangahas

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
Gallery

15:00 PST

Workshop: What should we expect from the tech companies we depend on? (Ranking Digital Rights)
Speakers
avatar for Mohamed ElGohary

Mohamed ElGohary

Lingua Manager, Global Voices
I'm a Board Member and the Lingua (Translation) Manager at Global Voices.
avatar for Rebecca MacKinnon

Rebecca MacKinnon

Director, New America
Rebecca MacKinnon directs the Ranking Digital Rights project at New America. (See rankingdigitalrights.org) A 2019-2020 University of California Free Speech and Civic Engagement Fellow, she is author of Consent of the Networked (2012), co-founder of Global Voices, a founding member... Read More →


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