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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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Orsolya Jenei

When I left to Southern Chad with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in 2012, I didn't know I'll be so lucky that within a year I'll be able to work on my mapping - citizen media project in Niger as one of Rising Voices grantees of 2013. The Mapping for Niger project that has been ongoing since June 2013, involves about thirty Geography students in mapping their communities that largely lack geographic data, and using social media to talk about the life in Niger. Active in the Nigerien, West African and Hungarian OpenStreetMap community, I'm currently based in my hometown, Budapest, Hungary, with frequent travel to the Sahel region, to continue working on open-source mapping and citizen media.