We are pleased to announce that the second Global Voices Meetup will take place in Cairo, Egypt on November 16th at the Workshops from 11 am to 3 pm.
Traditionally, Global Voices has had a strong community of volunteer authors, translators, and editors living around the Cairo metropolitan area. This community members are involved in a wide range of citizen media, technology, and journalistic projects and activities, and may serve as a valuable resource for others interested in becoming more active in this field.
In addition in 2010, Rising Voices held a microgrant competition specifically for citizen media outreach projects from Egypt. Out of this cycle, we funded and support three projects: Nazra, Women of Minya Day by Day, and Mokattam Blog Tales.
The Meetup will bring together many of these community members to share their experiences and help facilitate connections between others that share similar interests or missions. Hosted by two of our community members Mohamed El Gohary (@ircpresident) and Tarek Amr (@gr33ndata), as well as other GV volunteers, the gathering will focus on:
- Providing an overview of the work that we do at Global Voices, including Rising Voices, Advox, and Lingua
- Sharing ways that the wider community can get involved with Global Voices
- Networking activities so that participants can share information about their own digital projects or ideas for projects
- Maximizing the use of social media in their work based on the experiences of other attendees
If you are interested in taking part, please complete the following sign-up form, and our team will reply with more information, including the exact address of the Meetup. The event is open to all, but participants must sign up ahead of time.
For more information, please contact: rising [at] globalvoicesonline.org