Stories about GVSummit08

15 July 2008

NGOs: Defending the voices

At the end of our first day of open work, GV founder Rebecca MacKinnon put an important idea on the table: censorship is not only a political or technological problem; it is also a social problem. Thus, it is important to encourage bloggers to resist; to keep blogging. In this last task, the NGOs are one of the most valuable resources for bloggers who need help to keep blogging actively for their causes. The main question for the session was how NGOs can help more effectively.

12 July 2008

Activists Meet the Academy: GVO Summit Day 1, Session 4

Participants of the fourth session of Global Voices first day of its Summit 2008, discussed the tools to help create better internet access while maintaining anonymity. The session, which carried the title “Front Line Activists meet the Academy: Tools and Knowledge,” provided hands-on information for internet users from repressive states and those with freer governments.

2 July 2008

Towards a total human rights outlook

How can NGOs seeking to advance freedom of expression most effectively work with on-the-ground free speech activists to combat censorship? As a journalist, author and blogger living in Sydney, Australia, the opportunity to be involved in this Global Voices event is a privilege. I thank the organisers for the opportunity.

Citizen Media and Online Free Speech

While the first session of the 2008 Global Voices Summit focused on how internet censorship works in Belarus, Japan, Egypt, and Pakistan, and how activists have responded to those limitations, the second session was specifically focused on how censorship affects bloggers and citizen media.

A global anti-censorship network: GV08 Summit Day One, Session One

Also making opening remarks on Day One was Sami Ben Ghabia, Adcovacy Director for Global Voices. Sami is originally from Tunisia, but is now living in the Netherlands. Sami described how the Advocacy Project for Global Voices has been following how citizens are using digital media for social activism.

28 June 2008

GV Summit: Day One a Success!

The first day of the Global Voices 2008 Summit in Budapest, Hungary was a wild success, as far as we can see (obviously we can't know all of the implications this early in the game). The morning started with an introduction from Ethan Zuckerman and Rebecca MacKinnon,

Advox Conference: Stephanie Hankey's slides about Tactical Technology Collective

Talk given to the Global Voices Summit 2008 Session “NGO’s and on-the ground activists: Defending the Voices” on 27th June 2008 | View | Upload your own

27 June 2008

Advox Conference: Nart Villeneuve's slides on censorship circumvention

Talk given to the Global Voices Summit 2008 Session “Frontline Activists meet the Academy: Tools and Knowledge” on 27th June 2008 | View | Upload your own

Advox Conference: Andrew Heavens on Censorship in Ethiopia

Talk given to the Global Voices Summit 2008 Session “Living with censorship” on 27th June 2008 | View | Upload your own

Advox Conference: Rezwan on Self Censorship in media Role of citizen journalists

Talk given to the Global Voices Summit 2008 Session “Living with censorship” on 27th June 2008 | View | Upload your own