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.
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:
- Fact Checking
- Freedom of Expression
- Mainstream and Citizen Journalism
For more information, please contact Thalia Rahme or Maya Gebeily:
trahme [at] gmail.com
or info [at] marchlebanon.org