Help Create the Program for the Public Days of the GV Summit 2015

  1. Freedom of Information Around the World

    Hungarian investigative site atlatszo.hu has been running workshops for journalists, bloggers and activist on how they can use Freedom of Information requests to obtain information from public bodies, and then produce an informative blog post or article that helps advocate important issues, or draws attention to the problems in public administration.

    Do you have a Freedom of Information Act in your country, or are you fighting to pass one? I would like to share my knowledge with you, and learn from your experiences.

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  2. Election Monitoring and Social Media. The Tunisian Case.

    Tunisian NGO Mourakiboun used a digital monitoring platform to perform a new kind of election observation: what happens on the internet during the campaign and election day. By covering 30,000 local Facebook pages and thousands of websites, they were able to capture fraud attempts, hate speech instances and uncover the hidden tactics of political players to influence voters, during the 2014 elections. We would like to share the story, and learn from you how citizens are innovating across the world to reclaim their rights in fair societies.

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  3. How Religious or Nationalist Sentiments Impact Freedom Of Online Speeches

    The governments and the policy makers try to be populists and want to suppress dissenting or alternative ideas, views or voices online. In Pakistan YouTube is banned for more than 2 years because it hosted the trailer of anti-Islam movie "Innocence of Muslims". The allegations it hurts the Sentiments of the Muslims. In Bangladesh 4 bloggers were arrested in 2013 and 2 Facebook users in a separate incident because they hurt sentiment of the Muslims. These threats are having an impact on the general bloggers on netizens who are resorting to self censorship. How do you defend the rights of…

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  5. Harassment on the Internet

    I think this would be a great time to have a conversation about finding solutions to the increasing amount of harassment on the Internet. Apart from censorship, how can we address harassment? Does the old adage "don't feed the trolls" still apply, or is time to fight back? Is this a cultural problem, or one inherent to the architecture of online spaces?

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  6. Reinforcing GV partnerships and taking a step further

    Basically is to invite representatives from some of our partnerships to a panel in which they can talk about their projects, and how partnerships between media outlets, tech and activists orgs can be done and improved (for GV) around the world.

    I also think that sharing some days with us and seeing our potential, enthusiasm and ideas will make them more likely to actively engage with GV, maybe in other forms than just the content sharing.

    My ideal partnerships are:

    Natalia Viana from ePublica (GV portuguese)
    (Someone) from Rue89 (GV french)
    (Someone) from Periodismo Ciudadano (GV spanish)
    (Someone) from InfoAmazonia…

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  7. Gender and Technology

    How has the internet advanced or threatened feminist activism in local/global contexts? How do we define a feminist Internet? A feminist technology? Feminism is broadly defined to include issues regarding race, sexuality, and class.

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  8. Language/country politics and social media policy -- ie how does Facebook/Twitter et al review/scrutinize behavior on their platforms when i

    How does Facebook/Twitter et al review/scrutinize behavior on their platforms when it happens in 100+ different languages?

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  9. Taxing internet as threat to Open Internet

    Tens of thousands of protesters have marched on 28 October against a plan by the Hungarian government to tax internet use from 2015.

    The rally, the second in three days over the scheme, is also seen as a sign of growing discontent among mostly younger Hungarians over the prime minister, Viktor Orbán’s policies that critics say are centralising power and increasing the role of the state, to the detriment of private enterprise.

    I think the GVO Summit could be an excellent forum to scrutinize from various angles whether or not such developments as the ones in question indicate a threat…

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  10. Citizen media and self-organization in the Venezuelan protests of 2014: threats, mistakes and lessons learned

    During the first semester of 2014, protests all across the country were organised, held and documented without any support from traditional media. In the absence of free media, with a media blackout and the implementation of different forms of online and offline censorship and repression, there are some lessons to be learned about citizen media coverage, self-organization and organicity of social movements, and preparation and response to threats.

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  11. Creative ideas to consolidate internet rights

    To focus on poor tech people and their cyber rights.

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  12. The State of Filipino Indigenous Languages in Citizen Media

    There are 150+ Filipino languages and we will explore the landscape of how indigenous languages are being promoted by digital activists including some of the ongoing technical, linguistic, and socio-cultural challenges.

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  13. Opening to other cultures / Seeing new intercultural exchanges onlin

    With all the movements and contacts taking place, and the presence of different identities online, I would like to propose a space to discuss how cultures can meet in the 2.0. I gathered some experiences from GVers talking about their reading experience for my research, which is about online stories and how they can help us open to other cultures. Their ideas are wonderful.

    What do you think if we organize a discussion on how cultures can be found online? And how we can see the new ways in which they mix? We have diasporas connecting, people talking about their…

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  15. Surrounded by Comics!

    I'd love to hear that ideas involving comic books were part of the 2015 Summit! Here are some suggestions:
    1. A panel gathering comic book artists who do use this art form to advocacy and also offer a local perspective to readers everywhere thanks to the internet. Kanika Mishra, creator of Karnika Kahen, is an example of how comics can empower groups - she gave voice to girls in India and just got a prize for her courage (disclosure - I did write a post about it). It would be perfect to involve artists from the host country, so that…

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  16. Freedom of online speech in tightly controlled countries: how far does the threat go?

    We all know that authors are always at risk in countries that practice tight monitoring and censorship on internet. but how far does the threat go in various parts of the world? and do you feel threatened as a translator? do laws cover translators?

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  17. Vulnerabilidad -Defensa en el establecimiento de un portafolio digital ciudadano

    This concern stems from a project in Colombia on the creation of a digital portfolio that would could be vulnerable to government surveillance or hacking.
    This is being done in other countries and it is believed that other governments are planning to do it too.
    Consequently, it would be interesting discussion and analysis and review possibilities to face this, globally.

    This link may illustrate: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/10/13/colombias-citizen-porfolio-program-could-infringe-privacy-rights-and-more/

    A warm hug, lully

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  18. Is the Internet turning into a 'Filter Bubble'?

    Earlier this year I read Eli Pariser's 'Filter Bubble'. In the book, Pariser argues that as a result of personalized search, Internet users are living in 'filter bubbles' seeing only viewpoints that are only similar to theirs and information that only appeals to their interests. In other words, algorithms are deciding what we may like or not like to see instead of what we should see. So, to what extent should we be concerned about personalized search? Is personalized search threatening the diversity of the Internet?

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  20. The use of social media in the fight against the disappearance of the minor languages: blogs, Facebook, Twitter, radio, TV and online discus

    In many countries, particularly in Africa, linguistic groups are formed around common interests, using their native languages. By example, there are hundreds of sites dealing of Fulani culture, general information, dating, simple language learning, etc.

    This working group would review the experience of participants, difficulties and suggestions for resolving them.

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