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All Set for Global Voices Meetup in Beirut, Lebanon, on November 26

gv-meetup-logo-gvmeetup-400We are pleased to announce the next in series Global Voices Meetup, that will take place in Beirut, Lebanon, on November 26th at the March Lebanon Offices from 5:30pm to 8pm. (Check the map here.)

Other similar meetups were held in Cairo, Tunis, Lagos, Skopje, and other cities around the world. This meetup will include Global Voices Online community members from Tunisia, Egypt, France, the US, Bahrain, as well as from the local Lebanese community. These 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. The meetup is part of global activities organised to celebrate Global Voices 10th anniversary.

The official invitation to the meetup in Beirut

The official invitation to the meetup in Beirut

Global Voices’ partner in this event, MARCH Lebanon, is a local civil society NGO that focuses on freedom of expression, women's rights, and intersectarian dialogue. MARCH is at the forefront of many of Lebanon's censorship battles and is proud to share its experiences with you during this event.

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 Thalia Rahme (@thalloula), as well as other GV volunteers, the gathering will focus on:

  • Censorship
  • Fact Checking
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Mainstream and Citizen Journalism

The event is open to all, but participants must RSVP on Facebook. Official hashtags for the event are #GVMeetup and #GVis10

For more information, please contact Thalia Rahme or Maya Gebeily:

trahme [at] gmail.com

or info [at] marchlebanon.org

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