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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Al Alegre

Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA)
Executive Director
For more than 18 years Al Alegre has been involved in the framing of ICT policy and internet governance discourse within a strong public interest perspective in Philippine, Asian, and global arenas. As long-time Executive Director of the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), Al has overseen program and project-based interventions in digital inclusion, Internet freedom, open governance, privacy rights, and gender-fair ICTs.

In 2012, he joined the country’s then newly organized apex ICT planning and policy-making agency, the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO), under the country’s Department of Science and Technology (DOST), where he worked in strategic planning and policy development, evolving national frameworks for internet governance, open standards and government interoperability, open data and FOI, and privacy rights/data protection.

He rejoined civil society in 2014, returning to FMA as Executive Director and managing FMA initiatives at the intersection of human rights, digital democracy, and gender equity. Al is Council Member of the global Association for Progressive Communications (APC), of which FMA is a member since 2002.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, January 24

09:30 PST