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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Mary Aviles

Global Voices
Latin America Editor
San Francisco Bay Area
The focus of my career has been to innovate and collaborate at the media outlets where I have worked. For the last 12 years I have covered Hispanics in the United States as an editor with the only news wire service specializing in this community—EFE News Servicio Hispano.

Prior to joining Servicio Hispano, I worked for one of Venezuela's leading national newspapers, El Nacional. After that, I worked for Movistar (former Telcel-Bellsouth) on its first portal and developing one of the first mobile app in the region.

I moved to Miami in 2001 and there I created the first and only Spanish-language publication by journalism students at Florida International University (FIU), Zona. I received The Beacon Award for this endeavor.

I was awarded a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University in 2012. My post fellowship project Venezuela Decoded –a single-topic site that offers comprehensive coverage of Venezuela's conflict in real time – has been featured in 60 worldwide outlets and was a finalist for the award for innovation in the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Award 2014, Latin America's most prestigious media competition.

My Moderators Sessions

Sunday, January 25

09:30 PST