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Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2010 » Program

Program

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Program Format

Global Voices SummitThe Global Voices summit will include plenary discussions, topic-based breakout groups, and open sessions using an “unconference” format in which participants can propose discussions topics and hands-on training workshops.

We are facilitating online, real-time participation and will be capturing, translating, and publishing the knowledge and conversations coming out of the meeting as part of the process.

Thursday May 6

Time Sessions Notes
9:00 Registration + Coffee Get your translation headsets!
10:00 Welcome and opening remarks
The 5 winners of the Chilean blogging competition will be revealed!
11:00 Focus on Chile
Main Auditorium
A conversation about digital media
12:30 Break + Coffee
13:00 Ceasefire Liberia
Main Auditorium
13:10 The Rise of Online Citizen Media
We split in four groups
Speakers from 16 countries!
14:30 Lunch in Foyer
15:30 Nomad Green Mongolia
15:40 Rise of Citizen Media Discussions
Small group discussions
Discussions in small groups
16:30 Break + Coffee
16:45 Open Program
Sessions proposed during the day
A Discussion of Content Moderation
Main Auditorium
18:15 Break + Coffee
18:30-
20:00
Breaking Borders Award
Main Auditorium
Awards ceremony for winners of Google/Global Voices award followed by cocktail reception

Friday May 7

Time Sessions Notes
9:00 Registration + Coffee Get your translation headsets!
10:00 Welcome
10:15 Blogging Since Infancy Uruguay
Main Auditorium
10:30 Participation and Power
Media and Translation
12:00 Break + Coffee
12:30 Hiperbarrio Colombia
Main Auditorium
12:40 Libraries, education, and public access
Measuring and evaluating the impact of citizen media
14:00 Lunch in Foyer
15:00 Open Program
Sessions proposed during the day
Check the white board
16:30 Break + Coffee
17:00 Open Program
Sessions proposed during the day
Check the white board
18:30 Wrap up and final comments
19:30 Reception and Book Launch
with Berkman Center
“Access Controlled: The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace”

Welcome and opening remarks

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Distinguished friends, including the Director of the Santiago Public Library, welcome you to the Summit. The winners of OCD's Chilean blogger competition are announced. Your bilingual hosts are Claudio Ruiz of Derechos Digitales and Solana Larsen of Global Voices.

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Focus on Chile

Main Auditorium

We are holding the summit in Chile in part to examine Chile's vibrant citizen media landscape. What factors have influenced its development, and what effect has it had on the country, its government, institutions, and citizenry? What can other countries learn from Chile's citizen media experience and how can they replicate it?

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Ceasefire Liberia

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Main Auditorium

Ceasefire Liberia is a multimedia project, which aims to document the Liberian experience on both sides of the ocean. It includes a book, documentary film work, and now a blog. The goal of the blog is to connect the Liberian community in Liberia with the rest of the Diaspora in order to create a dialogue between those who fled during the war and those who remained.

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The Rise of Online Citizen Media

We split in four groups

Ordinary people throughout the world are increasingly rising to the challenge of reporting on their own realities to audiences at home and abroad. By reviewing case studies from countries such as Madagascar, Iran, Uganda, China and several others, this session looks towards the future for citizen media communities around the world.

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Rise of Citizen Media Discussions

Small group discussions

Participants will discuss issues arrising from the previous session in self-organized groups around topics like, “elections”, “crises”, “language”, with the goal of sharing experiences, ideas and suggestions across borders. Notes from all groups will be shared in the Summit blog.

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Breaking Borders Award

Main Auditorium

The Breaking Borders Award is a new prize created by Google and Global Voices and supported by Thomson Reuters to honor outstanding web projects initiated by individuals or groups that demonstrate courage, energy and resourcefulness in using the Internet to promote freedom of expression in the fields of Advocacy, Technology and Policy.

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Hiperbarrio Colombia

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Main Auditorium

Hiperbarrio in Colombia is comprised of three small digital communities that use free media self-publishing tools on the Internet to promote new forms of expression and participation. By means of blogs, podcasts, and video, we learn to think critically and to publish our own and unique experiences, feelings and views. Our main interests are: citizen journalism, cultural and historical ,emory of our locations, arts, free culture and self-expression.

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A Discussion of Content Moderation

Main Auditorium

Victoria Grand, Senior Manager for Communications at YouTube, will be speaking on content moderation processes. Grand will provide a “behind-the-scenes” look at YouTube's content removal and deactivation policies. The panel will discuss content removal and deactivation across a number of platforms, as well as the importance of context and transparency in dealing with activist content on these platforms.

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Open Program

Sessions proposed during the day

Open sessions are planned in an “unconference” format in which participants can propose discussion topics and hands-on training workshops.

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Blogging Since Infancy Uruguay

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Main Auditorium

The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project created by faculty members of the MIT Media Lab has received an enormous amount of international media attention as it tries to realize the goal of equipping every student across the world with a laptop computer. But, for the most part, we have yet to see how young students in Uruguay, Peru, Nigeria, and beyond will use the small, neon-green laptops. Pablo Flores of Ceibal, the governmental organization in charge of distributing OLPC laptops in Uruguay, has organized a series of workshops that gather national and international bloggers with young students to show them blogging and other social media tools.

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Participation and Power

Many observers are concerned that an increasing vacuum of investigative journalism will lead to an era of governmental and corporate misconduct where corruption takes place without accountability or public scrutiny. At the same time we see a proliferation of tools, techniques, and citizen-led projects that aim to make governments more transparent, citizens more involved, and public officials held more accountable. This session looks at examples of public accountability projects from around the world to determine whether they have made a measurable impact and how citizens, technologists, and public officials can effectively use new tools and techniques to increase civic participation and hold governments accountable.

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Media and Translation

How are language and translation issues manifesting in media today. What are the possibilities for mainstream media and citizen collaboration? Can multilingual bloggers act as ambassadors for reaching multilingual audiences? What is the relationship of regional news to multilingual sources, and what efforts can be made to bridge that divide.

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Libraries, education, and public access

In many communities worldwide monthly access to broadband internet still costs more than the annual per capita average income. As the internet becomes a public space for commerce, entertainment, government transactions, and political organizing, what role do libraries play in facilitating civic participation in the digital age? This session looks at examples from Chile, Colombia and elsewhere.

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Measuring and evaluating the impact of citizen media

As citizen media mature, they begin to set goals for themselves. What impacts do they seek to achieve, and how do they define learning and success? What are useful measures for analysing the impact of digital media initiatives? How do funders, project leaders, academics and participants each define the success of a citizen media project? Do fields such as development, governance, transparency and political reform furnish useful lessons as regards measuring impact?

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Nomad Green Mongolia

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Nomad Green is a citizen media project dedicated to raise environmental awareness of Mongolian citizens and global readers and to improve living condition of all creatures on this land.

Visit Nomad Green Mongolia

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Open Program

Sessions proposed during the day

Open sessions are planned in an “unconference” format in which participants can propose discussion topics and hands-on training workshops.

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Reception and Book Launch

with Berkman Center

Access Controlled
The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace
Edited by Ronald J. Deibert, John G. Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski and Jonathan Zittrain

Internet filtering, censorship of Web content, and online surveillance are increasing in scale, scope, and sophistication around the world, in democratic countries as well as in authoritarian states. A new book, a project from the OpenNet Initiative (ONI), a collaboration of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto's Munk Centre for International Studies, Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and the SecDev Group, analyzes Internet control in both Western and Eastern Europe and a section of shorter regional reports and country profiles drawn from material gathered by the ONI around the world through a combination of technical interrogation and field research methods.

Join us for a reception at the Blue Tree Hotel Fundador

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