First Global Voices Meetup in Accra, Ghana

Following a successful round of gatherings in six cities around the world in 2013 and other gatherings in 2014, members of the Global Voices community in Ghana are pleased to announce that the first Global Voices Meetup in Ghana is scheduled for Saturday, November 15, in Accra.

The meetup will be hosted by Global Voices community member Kofi Yeboah (@Kofiemeritus), with the support of two other GVers: Mac-Jordan Degadjor (@MacJordan) and Abena Annan (@MsAbenaAnnan), in connection with iSpace at Anumansa, Lokko Streets, 146 East X’Borg Estates, OSU. The event will begin at 5:00pm GMT. Registration is required (see below for more information).

The Meetup will be an opportunity for students, bloggers, and others working in the field of citizen media to share experiences and learn about each other's work. In addition, the event will focus on:

  • Providing an overview of the work that we do at Global Voices, including Rising Voices, Global Voices Advocacy, and Lingua;
  • Sharing ways that the wider community can get involved with Global Voices;
  • Networking activities so participants can share information about their own digital projects or ideas for projects; and
  • Discussions about how to validate news on social media.

If you are interested in taking part, please fill out the following registration form. You will receive a confirmation email regarding your participation. The event is free to attend, but space is limited. You can also send an email to: rising [at] globalvoicesonline [dot] org for more information.

Please follow the hashtag #GVMeetup for this and other meetups from around the world.

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