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Saturday, December 2
 

9:00am

Global Voices Summit 2017 - Welcome
Saturday December 2, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
TRACE Expert City Maradana, Colombo 10, 01000 Colombo, Sri Lanka

9:30am

The Future of Digital Conversations in Sri Lanka
Journalism, politics, and activism in the physical world is now inextricably entwined with digital equivalents around the world. Media outlets, government institutions, religious leaders and influencers all use social media to broadcast information and to engage audiences in conversations. These conversations aren’t always inclusive, they can be polarizing and some groups can be silenced with bullying and harassment. The situation is no different in Sri Lanka. In a country that is still healing from a brutal war that ended eight years ago, there are lessons to be learnt about platforms and spaces where Sri Lankans have successfully or unsuccessfully engaged in difficult and inclusive conversations.

With an all-star panel of Sri Lankan media professionals and thinkers, we’ll explore the opportunities and risks around the present and future of the conversational landscape in a country that is post-war, but not yet post-conflict. We’ll also discuss how millennials organize to see their digital conversations convert to real life policies in Sri Lanka. And we’ll hear about the most exciting new voices, platforms and conversations that might have an impact on Sri Lanka’s democratic future.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Nalaka Gunawardene

Nalaka Gunawardene

Freelance science writer
Born in another century in a country that didn't have a single computer at the time, and three years older than the Internet, I'm a digital immigrant who is still trying to make sense of all things digital. I think, speak and write about how digital transformation is impacting Sri... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

9:30am

Using Video for Change: Diverse Opportunities and Challenges
Around the world, community organizers, activists and civic journalists are using video and communication technologies for engagement, action and change-making. The Video4Change network (https://v4c.org) is a consortium of organisations catalyzing the use of video and communications technologies for human rights, social justice and environmental change. Members include organisations based in Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.

We will draw on the range of experiences within the network to share critical experiences of collaboration and community-driven leadership on video, how video creates impact and both existing and emerging challenges and solutions. We hope to spark a discussion how the V4C
network and the Global Voices network can best learn from and collaborate with each other. Members of the V4C Network will go on to lead a series of workshops focused on video during Day 1 in the Video4Change Tent.

Speakers
avatar for Stalin K

Stalin K

Founder & Director, Video Volunteers
Stalin K. is a media and human rights activist, with 26 years experience pioneering new models of community media. He is a teacher, trainer and an internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker. He is one of the leading exponents of community radio, campaign design and community... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 9:30am - 10:45am
Roundtable Space TRACE Expert City

10:30am

Creating Enduring Spaces For Freedom of Expression After Conflict
Eran Wickramaratne, Sri Lankan State Minister of Finance, and Aunohita Mojumdar, Editor of Himal Southasian, will discuss freedom of expression in post-war Sri Lanka and South Asia, confronting the past, reconciliation, and the legacy of authoritarianism. How can governments engage with reform that meets the expectations of those who voted them into power? The session will be moderated by James Deane of BBC Media Action.


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

10:30am

OpenStreetMap in Sri Lanka: Mapping for Disaster Response and Governance
In the Sri Lanka context, OpenStreetMap application is very useful because it is open source and free to use anyone. In Sri Lanka there were two projects in collaboration with the World Bank through the Disaster Management Centre which was aimed to trace building footprints collecting building characteristics in order to use for Disaster Management purpose. 

Apart from these two projects OpenStreetMap community of Sri Lanka is contributing to develop the Map in Sri Lanka that they are updating roads, points of interest, and rivers.

Speakers
avatar for Sundaralingam Suthakaran

Sundaralingam Suthakaran

OSGeo Local Chapter, Sri Lanka and OSM Sri Lanka
Short-term Consultant in the World Bank,Sri Lanka ,OSMF UK member,OSGeo member, OSM community member of Sri Lanka and GIScorps volunteer. 10 years working experience in the field of GIS with UN organizations and International organizations in Sri Lanka and abroad.  Under graduate... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Digital Activism Zone 2 TRACE Expert City

10:30am

NewsFrames Software Workshop
These NewsFrames Demos offer a 'Choose Your Adventure' way to explore Global Voices new collaborative authoring platform for media analysis. 

Through one of the following four story types below, you can start understanding how the tools work.

Participants are encouraged either to bring their laptop or being willing to share with others.

Speakers
avatar for Connie Moon Sehat

Connie Moon Sehat

Director, NewsFrames, Global Voices

Exhibitors
avatar for Belen Febres-Cordero

Belen Febres-Cordero

Rising Frames Communtiy Lead, Global Voices
I am a journalist and researcher. My main interests are community media, health communication, and communication for social change in Latin America. As the Rising Frames Community Lead, I am part of a team that works closely with members of communities who are more often represented... Read More →
avatar for Iria Puyosa

Iria Puyosa

NewsFrames Lead at GV. Researcher in network society, political communication and participation of civil society. Current research projects in networked social movements, civic resistance and public policies on the internet. Consultancy experience for political organizations, NGOs... Read More →
avatar for Nevin Thompson

Nevin Thompson

Communication Lead, Global Voices NewsFrames, Global Voices
I am communications lead for Global Voices NewsFrames. I am also a social media lead for Global Voices, and Japan Editor, too (I wear a lot of hats). | | I have a background in digital marketing and online strategy, and an interest in understanding the Japanese media enviro... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Digital Activism Zone 1 TRACE Expert City

10:30am

Togetherness and Belonging - Indigenous-to-Indigenous Video Network

Learn through discussion and video clips, how Indigenous communities are defending territorial sovereignty, promoting language, culture and their rights through a groundbreaking network of video collectives, locally owned, driven and managed. 

Among these are the Maasai of Loliondo (Tanzania), North East Network, based in Nagaland (N.E India) and La Marabunta Filmadora, representing 7 Indigenous groups across northern Mexico.

Discover how the Participatory Video (PV) approach:

-acts as a catalyst to radically increase the agency, capacity, confidence and motivation of communities to take control of the factors influencing their lives; 

-provides a platform for inter-generational and gender-balanced discussions, consensus building, and actions outside of constraints of the existing institutions of power, supporting decision making that better reflects community priorities.

Through valuing local knowledge, increasing self-esteem, and promoting communication that bonds disparate groups into a coherent and proactive force, PV enables people to document and communicate their vision of a future based on togetherness and belonging.


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Speakers
avatar for Nick Lunch

Nick Lunch

Founder Director, InsightShare
I have 20 years experience of community and development practice and am recognised as a pioneer of Participatory Video (PV) methods that can be used to enable groups to document their knowledge, ideas and innovations and open equitable dialogue with different stakeholder groups and... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Open Test TRACE Expert City

11:30am

Coffee and Tea Break
Saturday December 2, 2017 11:30am - 11:50am
TBA

11:50am

Linking through Languages: An Inclusive Multilingual Approach for Advocacy
In our efforts to mobilize for social change, we cannot be impervious to the importance of language. Language plays a key role in ensuring how and to whom your message is communicated. Hashtag Generation has strived to ensure that our advocacy initiatives are inclusive and multilingual. This is our story.

Speakers
avatar for Chapa Perera

Chapa Perera

Co-Founder/Director, Hashtag Generation


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:50am - 12:00pm
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

11:50am

Vicarious Trauma: Working with Distressing Imagery
Changes in technology over the last decade have significantly increased the amount of graphic, violent and traumatic imagery available. You no longer need to leave your desk to see the horrors of our world in high definition or real time. What is the impact of this on people  who have to watch this imagery more than most - activists and those working for news, human rights and humanitarian organisations? 

Through discussion, reflections and presentations of best practice, this workshop will focus on sharing: - highlights from the growing body of research that suggests repeated exposure to distressing imagery can result in vicarious trauma - Practical tools and techniques for lessening its potentially traumatic effects 

Please note: there will be no traumatic imagery viewed during the workshop.

Saturday December 2, 2017 11:50am - 1:15pm
Open Test TRACE Expert City

12:00pm

Threatened Voices: A New Database for Documenting Threats to Online Speech

In this ten-minute session, we'll introduce the re-launch of Threatened Voices, Global Voices' a data-driven advocacy project that documents the experiences of individuals who are targeted for engaging in online expression with a civic, non-violent intent. We're excited to unveil a new, improved methdology, database and web platform for the project.


Speakers
avatar for Vaibhav Bhawsar

Vaibhav Bhawsar

Ford-MDF Fellow, Interaction Designer, Global Voices
I am currently a Ford-MDF Design and Technology Fellow at Global Voices. I am helping design storytelling and visualisation tools for Threatened Voices — a project that is tracking threats against digital activists. We will be conducting a workshop where you will learn how to create... Read More →
avatar for Ellery Biddle

Ellery Biddle

Advocacy Director, Global Voices
I'm the advocacy director at Global Voices. My job is to support our community in reporting on threats to online speech, sharing tactics for defending the work and words of netizens, and promoting efforts to improve Internet policy and practice worldwide in the interest of human rights... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 12:00pm - 12:10pm
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

12:15pm

No Country For Free Speech: Locked Between Populism and Polarized Politics
Duterte in the Philippines. Chavez in Venezuela. Modi in India. Over the past few decades, we have seen the rise of populism creating hateful polarized spaces online. What does this rise and polarization mean for the future of freedom of speech and democracy? And how do the world’s most vulnerable communities tell stories when digital spaces are crowded by ethnic nationalists? What implications will this have on the way we organize and interact online in the future?

Moderators
avatar for Rebecca Mackinnon

Rebecca Mackinnon

Director, Ranking Digital Rights
Rebecca MacKinnon is director of the Ranking Digital Rights project which works to set global standards for how companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector and beyond should respect freedom of expression and privacy. In 2018 project's flagship Corporate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marianne Díaz Hernández

Marianne Díaz Hernández

Public Policy Analyst, Derechos Digitales
Marianne Diaz is a Venezuelan lawyer, digital rights activist and fiction writer, currently based in Santiago, Chile. Her work focuses mainly on issues regarding online freedom of speech, web filtering, internet infrastructure and digital security. She founded the digital rights NGO... Read More →
avatar for Mong Palatino

Mong Palatino

Southeast Asia Editor, Global Voices
southeast asia editor of global voices. activist and former legislator
avatar for Pranesh Prakash

Pranesh Prakash

Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society
Pranesh Prakash is a Policy Director at — and was part of the founding team of — the Centre for Internet and Society, a Bangalore-based non-profit that engages in research and policy advocacy. He is also the Legal Lead at Creative Commons India and an Affiliated Fellow at the... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

12:15pm

Safety and Reporting Online
Moderators
avatar for Ellery Biddle

Ellery Biddle

Advocacy Director, Global Voices
I'm the advocacy director at Global Voices. My job is to support our community in reporting on threats to online speech, sharing tactics for defending the work and words of netizens, and promoting efforts to improve Internet policy and practice worldwide in the interest of human rights... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sam Gregory

Sam Gregory

Program Director, WITNESS
In short....video, human rights, citizen participation, role of companies, AI and deep fakes/content moderation, live video and experiential activism | | In long...Sam Gregory is Program Director of WITNESS (www.witness.org), which supports anyone anywhere to use video and technology... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Roundtable Space TRACE Expert City

12:15pm

Learn How to be an OpenStreet Mapper
OpenStreetMap is a community-driven project whose volunteers contribute and maintain an editable map that emphasizes local knowledge. Join the OpenStreetMap Sri Lanka community in learning how to take part in this collaborative project. 

Speakers
avatar for Sundaralingam Suthakaran

Sundaralingam Suthakaran

OSGeo Local Chapter, Sri Lanka and OSM Sri Lanka
Short-term Consultant in the World Bank,Sri Lanka ,OSMF UK member,OSGeo member, OSM community member of Sri Lanka and GIScorps volunteer. 10 years working experience in the field of GIS with UN organizations and International organizations in Sri Lanka and abroad.  Under graduate... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Digital Activism Zone 2 TRACE Expert City

12:15pm

NewsFrames Software Workshop
These NewsFrames Demos offer a 'Choose Your Adventure' way to explore Global Voices new authoring platform for media analysis with data. 

Through one of the following four story types below, you can start understanding how the tools work.

Participants are encouraged either to bring their laptop or being willing to share with others.

Speakers
avatar for Connie Moon Sehat

Connie Moon Sehat

Director, NewsFrames, Global Voices

Exhibitors
avatar for Belen Febres-Cordero

Belen Febres-Cordero

Rising Frames Communtiy Lead, Global Voices
I am a journalist and researcher. My main interests are community media, health communication, and communication for social change in Latin America. As the Rising Frames Community Lead, I am part of a team that works closely with members of communities who are more often represented... Read More →
avatar for Iria Puyosa

Iria Puyosa

NewsFrames Lead at GV. Researcher in network society, political communication and participation of civil society. Current research projects in networked social movements, civic resistance and public policies on the internet. Consultancy experience for political organizations, NGOs... Read More →
avatar for Nevin Thompson

Nevin Thompson

Communication Lead, Global Voices NewsFrames, Global Voices
I am communications lead for Global Voices NewsFrames. I am also a social media lead for Global Voices, and Japan Editor, too (I wear a lot of hats). | | I have a background in digital marketing and online strategy, and an interest in understanding the Japanese media enviro... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Digital Activism Zone 1 TRACE Expert City

1:15pm

Lunch
Saturday December 2, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
TBA

2:15pm

Sex, Rights and the Internet: A South Asian Exploration
The internet is about cats, sex, and power. While cats and sex are usually very visible, power isn't.  In this session, we'll be doing a deep-dive into regulation in India on obscenity and the digital landscape in Nepal and Sri Lanka, where sexuality has become an expression, often met with censorship and violence. We'll come together to explore the many intersections of resistance and freedom on sex, rights and the internet in South Asia. 

Moderators
avatar for Nighat Dad

Nighat Dad

Founder, Digital Rights Foundation
Nighat Dad is the ​Founder and executive director of the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), Pakistan, She has run the DRF since it was established in 2012, and has been a practicing lawyer since 2007, where she worked on civil​,​ criminal​ and now cyber​ litigation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sanchia Brown

Sanchia Brown

New Media Programme Officer, Women and Media Collective
avatar for Smita Vanniyar

Smita Vanniyar

Second Lead, Digital Projects, Point of View
Smita is currently Second Lead, Digital Projects, at Point of View, Mumbai, and works on gender, sexuality, technology, and digital storytelling. She holds a Master's degree in Media and Cultural Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Her areas of interest include... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

2:15pm

Is Some Internet Access Better Than None?
When open internet advocates criticized Facebook's "Free Basics" program, which allows mobile users to access a limited set of apps and websites free of charge, CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded by arguing that "some internet is better than none."

This roundtable discussion will exmaine the various implications of this argument for the open web and its users, and also consider the different ways in which people gain only "some" access to the internet around the world.

Moderators
avatar for Ellery Biddle

Ellery Biddle

Advocacy Director, Global Voices
I'm the advocacy director at Global Voices. My job is to support our community in reporting on threats to online speech, sharing tactics for defending the work and words of netizens, and promoting efforts to improve Internet policy and practice worldwide in the interest of human rights... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Helani

Helani

CEO, LIRNEasia
Helani Galpaya is CEO of LIRNEasia, a pro-poor, pro-market think tank working across the emerging Asia Pacific on ICT policy and regulatory issues. Her recent research and policy contributions have been on issues related to digital platforms, digitisation and labor, net neutrality... Read More →
avatar for Mong Palatino

Mong Palatino

Southeast Asia Editor, Global Voices
southeast asia editor of global voices. activist and former legislator
avatar for Giovanna Salazar

Giovanna Salazar

Author, Global Voices
Digital Rights advocate. Formerly the Advocacy and Communications Officer of SonTusDatos, a Mexican NGO focused on privacy and data protection online.


Saturday December 2, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Roundtable Space TRACE Expert City

2:15pm

Creating and Sharing Free Knowledge Through Wikipedia Tamil
The Wikipedia Tamil community spread across Sri Lanka, India, and the diaspora has been sharing free knowledge in this language. Learn about how the project started, as well as some of the opportunities and challenges for one of the 299 Wikipedia sites around the world. 

Speakers
avatar for Mayooranathan

Mayooranathan

Editor, Tamil Wikipedia
I am an Editor/ User in Tamil Wikipedia since its inception (2003).
avatar for Sivakosaran

Sivakosaran

Editor, Tamil Wikipedia
Software Engineer from Jaffna - Northern Part of Sri Lanka. Passionate about editing Tamil Wikipedia.


Saturday December 2, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Digital Activism Zone 2 TRACE Expert City

2:15pm

Eyewitness Video for Human Rights

Working with eyewitnesses, media activist curators and NGOs to create, make sense of and use first-hand accounts of human rights violations

WITNESS
works to enable anyone, anywhere to use video and technology to defend their rights. Around the world eyewitnesses to human rights violations from police violence to forced evictions to hate crimes document what they see and share it via social media and messaging apps.  How can this increasing volume of videos be used for justice and accountability? How do we help people be safer? How do we ensure these videos can be trusted in a climate of 'fake news'? How do we use for good videos shot for the worst of reasons?

 This workshop will focus on:

 i) Key guidance that community activists and leaders can share directly with community members who document and bear witness to violations to help them do it safely, ethically and effectively (for e.g. this guidance on 'Filming Hate')

 ii) Ethical approaches to curating and making use of footage shot by witnesses as well as perpetrators. We'll draw on experiences from WITNESS' work globally and our work in the WITNESS Media Lab on ethical, effective curation such as our Ethical Guidelines and our Capturing Hate project.


Speakers
avatar for Sam Gregory

Sam Gregory

Program Director, WITNESS
In short....video, human rights, citizen participation, role of companies, AI and deep fakes/content moderation, live video and experiential activism | | In long...Sam Gregory is Program Director of WITNESS (www.witness.org), which supports anyone anywhere to use video and technology... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Open Test TRACE Expert City

3:15pm

Why Is the Web So Unequal?
The ethos of the open web tells us that anyone -- no matter where they live or who they are -- can have voice and power in an open web. Yet participation and power online is not evenly distributed among different kinds of people around the world. Companies in the US and China dominate online spaces for speech, and bring with them social norms, legal parameters and technological structures that privilege some voices over others. Often times, we see these constraints allowing power structures in real life to be reproduced online. 

Moderators
avatar for Solana Larsen

Solana Larsen

Mozilla
So thrilled to be joining you in Colombo!! My project at Mozilla is about documenting and explaining the "health" of the global Internet. Previous job: Global Voices. Origin: Danish-Puerto Rican.

Speakers
avatar for Anja Kovacs

Anja Kovacs

Director, Internet Democracy Project
Dr. Anja Kovacs directs the Internet Democracy Project in Delhi. India, which works towards an Internet that supports freedom of expression, democracy and social justice. Anja’s research currently focuses especially on questions regarding cybersecurity, surveillance and privacy... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Matias

Nathan Matias

Postdoctoral Researcher, Princeton University
Nathan works to re-make large-scale behavioral experimentation as a tool of citizen power, for a fairer, safer, more understanding internet. He's a post-doc at Princeton University in Psychology, the Center for IT Policy, and Sociology. | | Nathan is the founder of CivilServant... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

3:15pm

The Rise of Online Religious Nationalism in South Asia
Across Asia, countries with different dominant religious practice are experiencing increasing religious nationalism. Individuals and groups who publicly identify with other religious and secular identities have been threatened and attacked with increasing frequency. What vectors of online organization contribute to this phenomenon? What patterns are evident across the region? We invite voices from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, and elsewhere in a discussion to understand, explore counter-narratives and identify strategies for staying safe in these uncertain environments.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Fazla Abdul-Samad

Fazla Abdul-Samad

Research & Advocacy Manager, Transparency Maldives
avatar for Steven Butler

Steven Butler

Asia Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists
I manage the Asia program for the Committee to Protect Journalists. We aim to help keep journalists safe and free. Stay in touch. You never know when you might need help!
avatar for Rezwan I

Rezwan I

Regional Editor (South Asia), Global Voices
Editor @Globalvoices. Blogger, Social Media Enthusiast, Translator, Amateur Photographer.
avatar for Mickail Naseem

Mickail Naseem

Youth Wing Leader, Maldivian Democratic Party


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Roundtable Space TRACE Expert City

3:15pm

Threatened Voices Research and Data Visualization Workshop
This workshop will explore Threatened Voices, Global Voices’ data-driven advocacy project that documents the experiences of individuals who are targeted for engaging in online expression with a civic, non-violent intent. We will explore the data set and learn how to create interactive visualisations of threat trends in your reporting.

Exhibitors
avatar for Jessica Anderson

Jessica Anderson

Cofounder, Visualizing Impact
I'm a co-founder of Visualizing Impact, a non-profit that specializes in data visualization, technology, and design for human rights. You may have seen some of our infographics on Palestine (Visualizing Palestine) and our project with EFF, Onlinecensorship.org. We're also collaborating... Read More →
avatar for Vaibhav Bhawsar

Vaibhav Bhawsar

Ford-MDF Fellow, Interaction Designer, Global Voices
I am currently a Ford-MDF Design and Technology Fellow at Global Voices. I am helping design storytelling and visualisation tools for Threatened Voices — a project that is tracking threats against digital activists. We will be conducting a workshop where you will learn how to create... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Digital Activism Zone 1 TRACE Expert City

3:15pm

Getting Started Editing Wikipedia in Your Language
Have you ever wondered how to edit and take part in Wikipedia? Join the Wikimedia Community User Group Sri Lanka as they guide you step-by-step to contribute in your native Wikipedia. Bring your laptop if you can and the team will provide any help you may need in creating an account, learning about the basics about Wikipedia, and to make your first edit. 

Speakers
avatar for Azeez A

Azeez A

Video Editor, Freelance
avatar for Rehman A

Rehman A

Wikimedia Sri Lanka
Administrator on English Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.
avatar for Mayooranathan

Mayooranathan

Editor, Tamil Wikipedia
I am an Editor/ User in Tamil Wikipedia since its inception (2003).
avatar for Sivakosaran

Sivakosaran

Editor, Tamil Wikipedia
Software Engineer from Jaffna - Northern Part of Sri Lanka. Passionate about editing Tamil Wikipedia.


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:15pm - 4:35pm
Digital Activism Zone 2 TRACE Expert City

3:15pm

Learning from B'Tselem's Camera Project
n 2007, B'Tselem launched its camera project, in which the organization distributes video cameras to Palestinians living in areas in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip where clashes between Israelis and Palestinians are common. 

The project is a form of “citizen journalism,” a phenomenon that has been growing around the world. By this means, B'Tselem seeks to aid Palestinians to bring the reality in which they live to the attention of the Israeli and international public, and to expose human rights violations and subsequently bring about improvement in the human rights situation there.

Camera Project Coordinator, Rima Essa, will lead a workshop about the Camera Project.

Saturday December 2, 2017 3:15pm - 4:35pm
Open Test TRACE Expert City

4:15pm

4:15pm

The Online Coverage of the Plight of the Rohingya
Discussing the dynamics of the coverage of the Rohingya crisis, from within Myanmar and outside of Myanmar. How citizen media tools like Instagram, Twitter or mediums such as drone videos are making an impact. How fake news, conspiracy theories and hate speech has become a common phenomenon around online coverage of Rohingya in Myanmar, how global citizens perceive Myanmar national issues. How state-sponsored propaganda has become violent to reframe the international narrative about the conflict.

Moderators
avatar for Mong Palatino

Mong Palatino

Southeast Asia Editor, Global Voices
southeast asia editor of global voices. activist and former legislator

Speakers
avatar for Rezwan I

Rezwan I

Regional Editor (South Asia), Global Voices
Editor @Globalvoices. Blogger, Social Media Enthusiast, Translator, Amateur Photographer.
avatar for Thant Sin

Thant Sin

Phandeeyar


Saturday December 2, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm
South Asia Zone TRACE Expert City

4:25pm

UNESCO's Plan to Help Improve the Internet for All
UNESCO's Guy Berger will give a quick exploration of UNESCO's internet universality indicators.

Saturday December 2, 2017 4:25pm - 4:35pm
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

4:35pm

Coffee and Tea Break
Saturday December 2, 2017 4:35pm - 4:50pm
TBA

4:50pm

A Closer Look at the Cases of Threatened South Asian Bloggers
In recent years a growing number of bloggers have been killed, threatened, detained or exiled in countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Maldives. We look at the cases from each country and discuss the current situation. The discussion will include what responses the civil society had to stop the threats, how to keep bloggers safer. And most importantly, how the online activists in these countries will come out of fear, stop self-censorship and write freely. 

Moderators
ZR

Zara Rahman

Author, Global Voices
Zara is a feminist, writer and information activist, living in Berlin, Germany.

Speakers
avatar for Rezwan I

Rezwan I

Regional Editor (South Asia), Global Voices
Editor @Globalvoices. Blogger, Social Media Enthusiast, Translator, Amateur Photographer.
avatar for Mohamed Junayd

Mohamed Junayd

Journalist, Maldives Independent
Junayd is a journalist with the Maldives Independent based in Malé. He is also the Reuters stringer for Maldives and the Maldives correspondent for Reporters Without Borders. He covers corruption, press freedom and human rights related stories from the Maldives.
avatar for Vishal Manve

Vishal Manve

Correspondent, AFP
I am a 25-year-old Indian journalist working for Agence France-Presse and currently pursuing my law from Mumbai's Government Law College. | | You can talk to me about: Freedom of speech, censorship, journalism, and threats journalists face. How authoritarian and right-wing government... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 4:50pm - 5:50pm
South Asia Zone TRACE Expert City

4:50pm

How Conflict Shapes Storytelling and Storytellers
The first victim in conflict is often the truth. In regions where fighting has created black and white narratives, we've seen the seekers of truth transform themselves, often organically, into conflict storytellers. How do these storytellers find the truth and highlight nuance and context? How successful have these storytellers been at reclaiming skewed narratives and putting the people affected by the conflict at the center of the story? How do they find collaborators and manage trolls online, where spaces are already so polarized? And can storytelling help heal the divisions violence, conflict and polarization has created? In this panel we’ll explore these questions and more while looking at examples from Sri Lanka, Venezuela, Kashmir and Syria.

Moderators
avatar for Sahar Habib Ghazi

Sahar Habib Ghazi

Managing Editor, Global Voices
I help run the unique and borderless Global Voices community and completely virtual newsroom, where we cover 167 countries in 35 languages, through our stellar group of 1400 volunteer writers and editors. I also produce a podcast called Into the Deep with Lauren Finch, Global Voices... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joey Ayoub

Joey Ayoub

Global Voices/Hummus For Thought
Joey Ayoub is the MENA Editor at Global Voices as well as a Lebanese researcher currently living in Edinburgh. He is the founder of Hummus For Thought and mostly writes on Syria, Israel-Palestine, and Lebanon. | | He has a BS in Environmental Health from the American University... Read More →
avatar for Luis Carlos

Luis Carlos

Periodista, Circuito Éxitos
@LuisCarlos. Periodista y ciberactivista.
avatar for Ieshan Wani

Ieshan Wani

New media journalist with over five years’ experience in reporting, producing and editing on multiple platforms like broadcast, digital and print from conflict-torn Kashmir region.


Saturday December 2, 2017 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

4:50pm

Is Credibility Cross-Cultural?
Fake news, propaganda, and other misinformation/disinformation efforts have started crossing borders in disturbing ways. Are facts submitted to cultural relativism? How can we understand and reply globally to the emotional power of memes /images and online rumours from one culture to the next? Are global efforts to counter this even possible or helpful?

Our panelists discuss these questions from recent experiences both on the transnational level -- through the CrossCheck France and CredibilityCoalition.org projects -- as well as within complicated local contexts of Sri Lankan Wikipedia articles and news across Nepal around its fledgling Constitution.  They will invite the audience for their insights as well.

Moderators
avatar for Connie Moon Sehat

Connie Moon Sehat

Director, NewsFrames, Global Voices

Speakers
avatar for Marie Bohner

Marie Bohner

CrossCheck project administrator / Free lance, First Draft News / Ohé
CrossCheck France, a unique collaborative journalism experience in France around the presidential election (verification / factchecking / disinformation) | Also a freelance journalist and project coordinator | and author for Global Voices | Interests : women and human rights... Read More →
avatar for Sanjib Chaudhary

Sanjib Chaudhary

Global Voices, StoryCycle
avatar for Sivakosaran

Sivakosaran

Editor, Tamil Wikipedia
Software Engineer from Jaffna - Northern Part of Sri Lanka. Passionate about editing Tamil Wikipedia.


Saturday December 2, 2017 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Roundtable Space TRACE Expert City

4:50pm

The Right to Record - Learn About and Join an Emerging Movement
We’re in the midst of an explosion of videos of human rights abuses. These videos are changing the face of public debate, showing brutal suppression of protests, holding police officers around the world accountable, showing corruption and war crimes, and much more.

But where are they coming from? And will they keep coming? Will the right people have access to them? In this discussion we'll focus on what citizen journalists, activists and accidental eyewitnesses are experiencing as they try to film and share their experience.

International human rights law supports the principle that people have the right to record public officials carrying out their duties in public . But domestic laws in countries around the world make recording the police, military, and even legislatures difficult, if not illegal. Even in places where the right is protected, such as South Africa and the United States, people regularly face intimidation, arrest, physical violence, and destruction of their footage, photos, and devices.

In this workshop we'll explore how to protect and enhance the right to record and how GV summit participants can join the Video4Change Network and others in an emerging campaign to protect and advocate for this right globally.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Gregory

Sam Gregory

Program Director, WITNESS
In short....video, human rights, citizen participation, role of companies, AI and deep fakes/content moderation, live video and experiential activism | | In long...Sam Gregory is Program Director of WITNESS (www.witness.org), which supports anyone anywhere to use video and technology... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Open Test TRACE Expert City

4:50pm

Internet Universality Indicators: Rights (R), Multistakeholder Participation (M) and Cross-Cutting Issues (X)

Following delivery of the first draft Internet Universality indicators based on phase 1 consultation during March-October 2017, UNESCO takes a further step to advance the project by kicking off the phase 2 consultation and engaging with Asia Pacific stakeholders and experts to review the draft indicators at the occasion of the 2017 Global Voices Summit in Colombo (Sri Lanka).

UNESCO will present the first draft of Internet Universality indicators which  include five categories concerned with Internet Universality ROAM principes:

Rights (R)

Openness (O)

Accessibility (A) 

Multistakeholder Participation (M) and

Cross-Cutting Issues (X)

The first hour session will be focused on the discussion on Rights (R), Multistakeholder Participation (M) and Cross-Cutting Issues (X)


Speakers
avatar for Xianhong Hu

Xianhong Hu

UNESCO
Ms Xianhong Hu, joined UNESCO in the Communication and Information Sector since 2006. Her main responsibilities are in the areas of freedom of expression online and offline, Internet privacy, media development and Internet governance and she has followed the process of the World... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 4:50pm - 6:00pm
Digital Activism Zone 2 TRACE Expert City
 
Sunday, December 3
 

9:00am

Welcome to Day 2!
Sunday December 3, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

9:15am

10:20am

How Periodismo de Barrio is Challenging the Cuban Media Landscape
Speakers
avatar for Elaine Díaz

Elaine Díaz

Editor in chief, Periodismo de Barrio
Directora de Periodismo de Barrio, un medio de comunicación enfocado en comunidades vulnerables por desastres naturales que aborda temas relacionados con cambio climático, agricultura, energía, biodiversidad y contaminación ambiental. Graduada de Periodismo de la Facultad de Comunicación... Read More →


Sunday December 3, 2017 10:20am - 10:30am
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

10:30am

Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers
Sunday December 3, 2017 10:30am - 10:40am
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

10:40am

Coffee and Tea Break
Sunday December 3, 2017 10:40am - 11:00am
TBA

11:00am

NewsFrames: Collaborative Media Analysis
This spotlight will introduce the NewsFrames Initiative (https://newsframes.globalvoices.org), a growing community that uses data to explore how the media 'frames' or shapes our views about the world and each other.  We will share a little bit about the tools and our new story types, as well as where we hope to go in collaboration with the GV community and other partners.

Speakers
avatar for Belen Febres-Cordero

Belen Febres-Cordero

Rising Frames Communtiy Lead, Global Voices
I am a journalist and researcher. My main interests are community media, health communication, and communication for social change in Latin America. As the Rising Frames Community Lead, I am part of a team that works closely with members of communities who are more often represented... Read More →
avatar for Nevin Thompson

Nevin Thompson

Communication Lead, Global Voices NewsFrames, Global Voices
I am communications lead for Global Voices NewsFrames. I am also a social media lead for Global Voices, and Japan Editor, too (I wear a lot of hats). | | I have a background in digital marketing and online strategy, and an interest in understanding the Japanese media enviro... Read More →


Sunday December 3, 2017 11:00am - 11:15am
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

11:15am

What Unites South Asians Online? Working Together Across Borders
Introduction of the Global Voices South Asia team, what we do and challenges. GVers will talk about their experience and let others see how we work. What volunteering with GV means to them and how it is close to South Asian culture or to their own values. Examples of GV Stories that has touched authors. Q & A session with participants, especially from Sri Lankan participants on how they can get involved in Global Voices.

Moderators
avatar for Rezwan I

Rezwan I

Regional Editor (South Asia), Global Voices
Editor @Globalvoices. Blogger, Social Media Enthusiast, Translator, Amateur Photographer.

Speakers
avatar for Sanjib Chaudhary

Sanjib Chaudhary

Global Voices, StoryCycle
avatar for Faisal Kapadia

Faisal Kapadia

Founding director - digital strategy, Mindmap communications
Digital strategy, social media, citizen journalism, blogging, writing, crowd sourcing, amateur photographer
avatar for Subhashish Panigrahi

Subhashish Panigrahi

Founder, OpenSpeaks, O Foundation (OFDN); GV; Internet Society
Open Internet advocate. Founded OpenSpeaks (project to build digital documentation of marginalized languages), co-founded O Foundation (nonprofit for growing Openness in South Asia). Works as Chapter Development Manager, Asia-Pacific for Internet Society.
avatar for Pantha Rahman Reza

Pantha Rahman Reza

Author, Translator, Global Voices Online


Sunday December 3, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
South Asia Zone TRACE Expert City

11:15am

Beyond Names and Numbers: Who Gets Left Behind With the Digitization of Citizenship?
The advent of national ID systems and the increasingly essential role of social media platforms in public life have created a world in whichhuman beings are regularly asked to prove the legitimacy of theirexistence in a digital format.

In order to speak, live and have access to basic rights and resources,we must comply with certain technical and regulatory standards, such as biometric data requirements set by governments, and ID requirements setby private platforms like Facebook. 

What does this mean for participation and citizenship, and what are the costs of exclusion? Are there better ways for users to control their own data and feel empowered, without the harms of centralization, predictive policing, and discrimination by inference?

Speakers will include Malavika Jayaram, Zara Rahman and Marwa Fatafta.

Moderators
avatar for Ellery Biddle

Ellery Biddle

Advocacy Director, Global Voices
I'm the advocacy director at Global Voices. My job is to support our community in reporting on threats to online speech, sharing tactics for defending the work and words of netizens, and promoting efforts to improve Internet policy and practice worldwide in the interest of human rights... Read More →

Speakers
ZR

Zara Rahman

Author, Global Voices
Zara is a feminist, writer and information activist, living in Berlin, Germany.


Sunday December 3, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

11:15am

Can Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Co-Exist with an Open Internet?
Open web movements promote the idea that anyone can contribute to and develop knowledge to be used and shared by a global commons. What happens when traditional indigenous groups engage with this model? Can thoughts, language, customs and ideas rooted in a specific context, history and culture be embedded in a commons where truly anyone can contribute or appropriate those things?

Moderators
avatar for Eddie Ávila

Eddie Ávila

Joined Global Voices in 2005 as a volunteer author writing about Bolivia. From 2007-2010, I was the Latin America and Spanish Language Editors at Global Voices, and now currently lead the Rising Voices initiative. Follow me on Twitter (@barrioflores... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ganga Dissanayaka

Ganga Dissanayaka

PhD Candidate-Coordinator, Samkathana Research Center
Ganga is an ethnographer and art historian who has researched and published on the ‘Ahikuṇṭaka’ snake charming communities of Sri Lanka. She has produced many documentary films on Kandyan art, architecture and culture while specially focusing on the Ṭampiṭa Vihāras and... Read More →
avatar for Nick Lunch

Nick Lunch

Founder Director, InsightShare
I have 20 years experience of community and development practice and am recognised as a pioneer of Participatory Video (PV) methods that can be used to enable groups to document their knowledge, ideas and innovations and open equitable dialogue with different stakeholder groups and... Read More →
avatar for Simona Mayo

Simona Mayo

coordinator, Kom kim mapudunguaiñ
I am a Lingüistics Ph. D. student at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and I work since 2010 in the Mapuche social organization "Kom kim mapudunguaiñ", dedicated to the Mapudungun (Mapuche language) revitalization, teaching, and diffusion in Chile and Argentina. Since 2016... Read More →
avatar for Subhashish Panigrahi

Subhashish Panigrahi

Founder, OpenSpeaks, O Foundation (OFDN); GV; Internet Society
Open Internet advocate. Founded OpenSpeaks (project to build digital documentation of marginalized languages), co-founded O Foundation (nonprofit for growing Openness in South Asia). Works as Chapter Development Manager, Asia-Pacific for Internet Society.
avatar for Ramla Wahab-Salman

Ramla Wahab-Salman

Associate Director for Programming, American Institute for Lankan Studies
Ramla is a researcher in the field of history of South Asia. She is based in Colombo and is the Associate Director of Programming at the American Institute for Lankan Studies.Ramla has worked on research projects related to the fields of endangered languages and the Digital Humanities... Read More →


Sunday December 3, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Roundtable Space TRACE Expert City

11:15am

Berkman Klein: Internet Censorship Research Tool Demo & Fellowship Information
Researchers from the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University will demo a tool developed by the Internet Monitor project that lets researchers and journalists test in real time the availability of websites in countries around the world. They will also demo the Internet Monitor Dashboard, a tool that compiles and curates multiple data sets about Internet activity and content controls in over 100 countries. Additionally, they will share information about the Center's Fellows Program, an opportunity to engage in a scholarly community of technologists, activists, journalists, researchers, and more on topics related to Internet and society, and how to apply to become one.

Exhibitors
avatar for Nikki Bourassa

Nikki Bourassa

Project Coordinator, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
avatar for Casey Tilton

Casey Tilton

Project Coordinator, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Casey Tilton is a Project Coordinator at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University where he manages the Internet Monitor project. Internet Monitor's aim is to evaluate, describe, and summarize the means, mechanisms, and extent of Internet content controls... Read More →


Sunday December 3, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Digital Activism Zone 2 TRACE Expert City

12:15pm

How Do We Make the Internet Healthier, Safer, Happier?
How do we make the Internet healthier, safer, happier? The Internet Health Report is an initiative by Mozilla (translated by Global Voices in Spanish, German, French) that gathers research from different sources to document and explain what it means for the Internet to be "healthy" from year to year. Attendees will be introduced briefly to the project, and afterwards engage in a roundtable style exchange of ideas about how to bring Internet "issues" to broader, more mainstream audiences, through research, advocacy campaigns, or otherwise.

Speakers
avatar for Solana Larsen

Solana Larsen

Mozilla
So thrilled to be joining you in Colombo!! My project at Mozilla is about documenting and explaining the "health" of the global Internet. Previous job: Global Voices. Origin: Danish-Puerto Rican.


Sunday December 3, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Digital Activism Zone 2 TRACE Expert City

12:15pm

Fake News Is Old News
The US presidential election cycle propelled the term "fake news" into headlines around the world, but despite the recent frenzy, fake news is not a new thing nor is it exclusive to the US. Many parts of the world have been dealing with it for some time. A non-US-centric examination of the phenomenon.

Moderators
avatar for Taisa Sganzerla

Taisa Sganzerla

Lusophone News Editor, Global Voices
@taisasganzerla

Speakers
avatar for Afef Abrougui

Afef Abrougui

Advox editor for the MENA region, Global Voices
avatar for Ivan Sigal

Ivan Sigal

Executive Director, Global Voices
avatar for Filip Stojanovski

Filip Stojanovski

Program Director, Metamorphosis, Foundation for Internet and Society
http://twitter.com/razvigor | http://razvigormk.blogspot.com | http://filip.stir.org


Sunday December 3, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

12:15pm

Reporting from the Outside: Journalists and Bloggers in Exile
As reporting freely has become increasingly risky inside countries, groups of immigrants and expats have become strong voices of free expression, critical thinking and context, not just for the world but also people inside their countries. In this session, we’ll find out the challenges of reporting from the outside and we’ll discuss what bloggers and activists should be prepared for when they start reporting from the outside.

Moderators
avatar for Arzu Geybullayeva

Arzu Geybullayeva

Journalist, Freelance
Regional analyst, correspondent, and columnist. Former Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellow at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFERL) and Central Asia Azerbaijan Fellow at George Washington University. Main areas of interest include human rights, advocacy, press freedom, and more recently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Endalk Chala

Endalk Chala

Sub Saharan Africa Editor, Global Voices
avatar for Don Le

Don Le

Media Liaison, Viet Tan
Don is the Media Liaison for Viet Tan, an organisation promoting democratic change in Vietnam. He has helped connect grassroots activists with journalists to bring under-represented voices to the international community. Don has been involved in Viet Tan’s international advocacy... Read More →


Sunday December 3, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Roundtable Space TRACE Expert City

12:15pm

Threatened Voices Research and Data Visualization Workshop
This workshop will explore Threatened Voices, Global Voices’ data-driven advocacy project that documents the experiences of individuals who are targeted for engaging in online expression with a civic, non-violent intent. We will explore the data set and learn how to create interactive visualisations of threat trends in your reporting.

Exhibitors
avatar for Jessica Anderson

Jessica Anderson

Cofounder, Visualizing Impact
I'm a co-founder of Visualizing Impact, a non-profit that specializes in data visualization, technology, and design for human rights. You may have seen some of our infographics on Palestine (Visualizing Palestine) and our project with EFF, Onlinecensorship.org. We're also collaborating... Read More →
avatar for Vaibhav Bhawsar

Vaibhav Bhawsar

Ford-MDF Fellow, Interaction Designer, Global Voices
I am currently a Ford-MDF Design and Technology Fellow at Global Voices. I am helping design storytelling and visualisation tools for Threatened Voices — a project that is tracking threats against digital activists. We will be conducting a workshop where you will learn how to create... Read More →


Sunday December 3, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Digital Activism Zone 1 TRACE Expert City

1:15pm

Lunch
Sunday December 3, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
TBA

2:15pm

The Mapuche Language Finding New Trails Online, Just One Piece of the Puzzle
Speakers
avatar for Simona Mayo

Simona Mayo

coordinator, Kom kim mapudunguaiñ
I am a Lingüistics Ph. D. student at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and I work since 2010 in the Mapuche social organization "Kom kim mapudunguaiñ", dedicated to the Mapudungun (Mapuche language) revitalization, teaching, and diffusion in Chile and Argentina. Since 2016... Read More →


Sunday December 3, 2017 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

2:15pm

Internet Universality Indicators: Openness (O) Accessibility (A) , and Cross-Cutting Issues (X)

Following delivery of the first draft Internet Universality indicators based on phase 1 consultation during March-October 2017, UNESCO takes a further step to advance the project by kicking off the phase 2 consultation and engaging with Asia Pacific stakeholders and experts to review the draft indicators at the occasion of the 2017 Global Voices Summit in Colombo (Sri Lanka).

UNESCO will present the first draft of Internet Universality indicators which  include five categories concerned with Internet Universality ROAM principes:

Rights (R)

Openness (O)

Accessibility (A) 

Multistakeholder Participation (M) and

Cross-Cutting Issues (X)

The second hour session (Day 2 - 11:00 - 12:15) will be on Openness (O), Accessibility (A), and Cross-Cutting Issues (X)


Speakers
avatar for Xianhong Hu

Xianhong Hu

UNESCO
Ms Xianhong Hu, joined UNESCO in the Communication and Information Sector since 2006. Her main responsibilities are in the areas of freedom of expression online and offline, Internet privacy, media development and Internet governance and she has followed the process of the World... Read More →


Sunday December 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Digital Activism Zone 2 TRACE Expert City

2:15pm

Can We Pull the Plug on State-Sponsored Online Attacks?
How do state-sponsored or state-organized groups of trolls work? What motivates people to participate in these groups?

This session will feature comments from researchers around the world who are examining this phenomenon and invite all participants to brainstorm strategies that journalists, activists and other online voices can use to stay strong in the face of these groups.

Moderators
avatar for Iria Puyosa

Iria Puyosa

NewsFrames Lead at GV. Researcher in network society, political communication and participation of civil society. Current research projects in networked social movements, civic resistance and public policies on the internet. Consultancy experience for political organizations, NGOs... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Arzu Geybullayeva

Arzu Geybullayeva

Journalist, Freelance
Regional analyst, correspondent, and columnist. Former Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellow at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFERL) and Central Asia Azerbaijan Fellow at George Washington University. Main areas of interest include human rights, advocacy, press freedom, and more recently... Read More →
avatar for Marianne Díaz Hernández

Marianne Díaz Hernández

Public Policy Analyst, Derechos Digitales
Marianne Diaz is a Venezuelan lawyer, digital rights activist and fiction writer, currently based in Santiago, Chile. Her work focuses mainly on issues regarding online freedom of speech, web filtering, internet infrastructure and digital security. She founded the digital rights NGO... Read More →


Sunday December 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Roundtable Space TRACE Expert City

2:30pm

Threatened Journalists in South Asia and their Rights
Press and media freedom in a number of countries in the South Asian region, such as Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, is in decline. In Pakistan self-censorship in the country’s media is on the increase, particularly on sensitive issues. In India Hindu nationalism and growing self-censorship is contributing to the slide. Many of the Global Voices contributors work as freelancer, independent journalists/bloggers. How can we protect them and show solidarity?

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Sahar Habib Ghazi

Sahar Habib Ghazi

Managing Editor, Global Voices
I help run the unique and borderless Global Voices community and completely virtual newsroom, where we cover 167 countries in 35 languages, through our stellar group of 1400 volunteer writers and editors. I also produce a podcast called Into the Deep with Lauren Finch, Global Voices... Read More →
avatar for Mohamed Junayd

Mohamed Junayd

Journalist, Maldives Independent
Junayd is a journalist with the Maldives Independent based in Malé. He is also the Reuters stringer for Maldives and the Maldives correspondent for Reporters Without Borders. He covers corruption, press freedom and human rights related stories from the Maldives.
avatar for Ieshan Wani

Ieshan Wani

New media journalist with over five years’ experience in reporting, producing and editing on multiple platforms like broadcast, digital and print from conflict-torn Kashmir region.


Sunday December 3, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
South Asia Zone TRACE Expert City

2:30pm

Who Decides Which Languages Are Used on the Web?
How do the decisions of technology makers (often companies) affect different communities, when it comes to language, expression, voice and power? Who decides what's a "major" versus "minor" language?

Moderators
avatar for Dragana Kaurin

Dragana Kaurin

Executive Director, Localization Lab
Dragana is a human rights researcher and ethnographer based in New York, and writes about refugees, forced migration, civic tech innovation, and digital security. She is the founder and director of Localization Lab, an organization that provides localization support and user feedback... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Monica Bonilla

Monica Bonilla

I'm linguist. I have been part of the Rising Voices team since 2015. My experience has been with people who speak minority languages, on topics such as digital literacy, digital inclusion, human rights, linguistic rights and planning. I like research, I promote the use of free software... Read More →
avatar for Mohamed ElGohary

Mohamed ElGohary

Lingua Director, Global Voices
I'm Global Voices Lingua Director. Interested in the internet and human rights in Egypt and the Middle East, while providing Arabic content to help the average Arab citizen use the internet.
avatar for Dragana Kaurin

Dragana Kaurin

Executive Director, Localization Lab
Dragana is a human rights researcher and ethnographer based in New York, and writes about refugees, forced migration, civic tech innovation, and digital security. She is the founder and director of Localization Lab, an organization that provides localization support and user feedback... Read More →
avatar for Rodrigo Pérez

Rodrigo Pérez

Digital activist in indigenous languages ​​and promoter of the use of free software in indigenous languages, #MozillaNAtivo, #Wikipedia #DadaísmoZapotecano


Sunday December 3, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

2:30pm

Power Mapping: Tracing the Fake News Networks
When you see the entire flow of how bad information gets started, all of the sudden, the 'politics' behind fake news becomes clear. Do we have the power to create actual maps of meme creators and distributors in order to help bring light to the problem?

This "hackathon"-like roundtable kicks things off by inviting people who want to try and address this challenge in practical ways. We'll displaying the results of collaborative efforts on several memes, to be worked on throughout the summit, and also try to lay the foundation for similar projects in the year to come.

We'll start out with an intense session at 2:30-3:15, and if there's still motivation and tasks to keep things going, will be around through our time slot in this tent.  Feel free to stop by!

(This session is being worked on in advance, with NewsFrames and Zotero applications)


Moderators
avatar for Tori Egherman

Tori Egherman

Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was one of two bloggers at View from Iran (http://viewfromiran.blogspot.com/2007/07/welcome-to-view-from-iran.html) .I've written about Iran for several publications (online and off). This includes Global Voices, Tehran Bureau on The Guardian... Read More →
avatar for Connie Moon Sehat

Connie Moon Sehat

Director, NewsFrames, Global Voices

Sunday December 3, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Digital Activism Zone 1 TRACE Expert City

3:30pm

How Digital Activism in Helping Revitalize Indigenous Languages in Latin America
Speakers
avatar for Monica Bonilla

Monica Bonilla

I'm linguist. I have been part of the Rising Voices team since 2015. My experience has been with people who speak minority languages, on topics such as digital literacy, digital inclusion, human rights, linguistic rights and planning. I like research, I promote the use of free software... Read More →
avatar for Simona Mayo

Simona Mayo

coordinator, Kom kim mapudunguaiñ
I am a Lingüistics Ph. D. student at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and I work since 2010 in the Mapuche social organization "Kom kim mapudunguaiñ", dedicated to the Mapudungun (Mapuche language) revitalization, teaching, and diffusion in Chile and Argentina. Since 2016... Read More →
avatar for Rodrigo Pérez

Rodrigo Pérez

Digital activist in indigenous languages ​​and promoter of the use of free software in indigenous languages, #MozillaNAtivo, #Wikipedia #DadaísmoZapotecano


Sunday December 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Digital Activism Zone 2 TRACE Expert City

3:30pm

Mission Possible: Building Trust in News
In a world of mis/disinformation, how do we create trust in news that’s accurate and needs to be heard? Hear about ways that people are tackling this problem whether from the perspective of unique country contexts or global internet infrastructures. Moderated by Global Voices co-founder Ethan Zuckerman.

Moderators
avatar for Ethan Zuckerman

Ethan Zuckerman

Director, Center for Civic Media, MIT
Ethan Zuckerman is Director of the Center for Civic Media and Associate Professor of the Practice, MIT Media Lab. Ethan is also cofounder of the citizen media community, Global Voices. Prior to MIT, Ethan worked with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Díaz

Elaine Díaz

Editor in chief, Periodismo de Barrio
Directora de Periodismo de Barrio, un medio de comunicación enfocado en comunidades vulnerables por desastres naturales que aborda temas relacionados con cambio climático, agricultura, energía, biodiversidad y contaminación ambiental. Graduada de Periodismo de la Facultad de Comunicación... Read More →
avatar for Sahar Habib Ghazi

Sahar Habib Ghazi

Managing Editor, Global Voices
I help run the unique and borderless Global Voices community and completely virtual newsroom, where we cover 167 countries in 35 languages, through our stellar group of 1400 volunteer writers and editors. I also produce a podcast called Into the Deep with Lauren Finch, Global Voices... Read More →
avatar for Mohamed Nanabhay

Mohamed Nanabhay

Deputy CEO, Media Development Investment Fund
Deputy CEO of the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF); digital media practitioner, entrepreneur and strategist


Sunday December 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

3:30pm

How the Internet Helps (and Hurts) Women's Movements Around the World
For years women around the world have used online tools in powerful ways to demand justice, organize for change, and reclaim their own stories. This roundtable will discuss the challenges women’s movements have faced trying to create safe spaces for a feminist internet and give inspiration to women who want to leverage digital media to take on patriarchy, violence against women and structural inequality in their communities.

Moderators
avatar for Janine Mendes-Franco

Janine Mendes-Franco

Regional Editor, Caribbean, Global Voices
I am a writer and creative content producer based in Trinidad and Tobago. My documentary on child labour in the Caribbean was screened at the inaugural Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival. I have worked on several films since (one of which won the Jury Prize for Best Local Short), and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Simin Kargar

Simin Kargar

Research Affiliate, Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society
Simin Kargar is an Iranian human rights lawyer with a focus on the interrelations of technology and human rights. She studies harmful speech online, gender-based violence and technology, and the interplays of social media, power and propaganda. In addition, Simin investigates how... Read More →
avatar for Anja Kovacs

Anja Kovacs

Director, Internet Democracy Project
Dr. Anja Kovacs directs the Internet Democracy Project in Delhi. India, which works towards an Internet that supports freedom of expression, democracy and social justice. Anja’s research currently focuses especially on questions regarding cybersecurity, surveillance and privacy... Read More →
avatar for Prudence Nyamishana

Prudence Nyamishana

Watoto Church Central, Kla
prudencenyamishana.wordpress.com https://twitter.com/#!/nyamishana
avatar for Taisa Sganzerla

Taisa Sganzerla

Lusophone News Editor, Global Voices
@taisasganzerla


Sunday December 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Roundtable Space TRACE Expert City

4:30pm

Coffee and Tea Break
Sunday December 3, 2017 4:30pm - 4:50pm
TBA

5:00pm

Global Voices Summit 2017 - Farewell
Sunday December 3, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
TRACE Expert City Maradana, Colombo 10, 01000 Colombo, Sri Lanka

6:00pm

GV Summit After-party
Sunday December 3, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
TRACE Expert City Maradana, Colombo 10, 01000 Colombo, Sri Lanka