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International Blogging Network Global Voices holds 10th-anniversary Summit in Cebu City, Philippines in January

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Georgia Popplewell
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International Blogging Network Global Voices holds 10th-anniversary Summit in Cebu City, Philippines in January


Participants from over 60 countries will gather in Cebu City, Philippines on January 24-25 for the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2015. The event is the sixth biennial summit organized by Global Voices, the renowned international citizen media network founded in 2004 at Harvard University.

Open to the public, the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit will take place at the Cebu Provincial Capitol and will feature guest speakers, panels, conversations and workshops exploring the connections between the open Internet, freedom of expression and online civic movements around the world. The Summit program will address issues such as the evolution of blogging in the Philippines, freedom of information, online harassment, indigenous languages and multilingualism online, security and surveillance, and an overview of recent global protest movements.

Members of the public can register to attend the event at The cost of admission for the two days is PHP 2,000 for Filipino residents, with a special student rate of PHP 1,000. To encourage participation by Filipino Twitter users and bloggers, Global Voices is also running two competitions offering travel grants and free admission.

Previous Global Voices Summits in the UK, India, Hungary, Chile and Kenya, have brought together the most innovative and inspiring digital activist and citizen media/blogging communities from around the world, and have proven a rich breeding ground for ideas and collaborations across borders.

“The Philippines is a leader in Asia in terms of press freedom and digital innovation,” says Ethan Zuckerman, co-founder of Global Voices and director of MIT’s Center for Civic Media. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to meet in Cebu, to connect with local experts on citizen media and to learn from and with our Filipino colleagues.”

The Global Voices Summit is sponsored by the Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Google, the

Province of Cebu, Knight Foundation, Sun Star Publishing, Open Society Foundations and Yahoo!.

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