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Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2015: Countdown to the Philippines!

Cebu City, Philippines, location of the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2015. Photo by restymail and used under a CC BY 2.0 license.

Cebu City, Philippines, location of the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2015.
Photo by restymail and used under a CC BY 2.0 license.

Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saint Lucia, São Tomé and Principe, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela. 

Those, in case you were wondering, are the 60-plus countries—and counting—that will be represented at the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2015.

In seven weeks’ time, on January 24, hundreds from the four corners of planet Earth will gather at the venerable Cebu Provincial Capitol in Cebu City, Philippines, to spend two days together exploring the connections between the open Internet, freedom of expression and online civic movements around the world.

Since 2006, Global Voices Summits have brought together the most innovative and inspiring digital activist and citizen media communities from around the world. These meetings have proven a rich breeding ground for ideas and collaborations across borders. At the 2015 Summit we also look forward to continuing that tradition—as well as celebrations for our 10th anniversary.

This year's program will feature panels, short project showcases, open “unconference”-style sessions and hands-on training workshops with some of the leading voices in digital rights and international citizen media. And as part of the process we'll be facilitating real-time online participation as well as capturing, translating and publishing the knowledge and conversations coming out of the meeting.

If you'd like to join us in Cebu City, please register through the Summit web site. The registration fee is PHP 2,000 for residents of the Philippines, US$50 for residents of South East Asia outside of the Philippines, and US$75 for international participants.

If you can't join us, we'll be streaming portions of the program live on January 24-25, 2015. And keep an eye on the Summit web siteTwitter and Facebook.

The Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2015 is made possible thank to the generous support of MacArthur Foundation, GoogleOpen Society Institute, Knight Foundation, Hivos,Yahoo!, Making All Voices Count, SunStar Publishing, the Province of Cebu, PRWorks and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism.

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