The Global Voices summits has been around since 2006, providing a venue for face-to-face discussions on key issues impacting citizen media and the global Internet by bringing together the most innovative and inspiring digital activist and citizen media communities from around the world. And in celebration of the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit’s 10th anniversary, Global Voices is bringing the two-day international summit to Cebu’s Provincial Capitol.

Globe Voices Citizen Media Summit 2015

Happening this weekend — January 24 and 25 — participants from over 60 countries across the world consisting of hundreds of international bloggers, citizen media advocates, activists from the digital world and tech experts are expected to flock into Cebu’s Provincial Capitol for feature talks, lectures, panel discussions, and workshops on some of the most pressing cyber issues on the internet, freedom of information, digital security, and cyber activism.

Ticket prices vary depending on your country of origin, with the anyone from the Philippines priced at just Php 2,000 regularly, and for Filipino students priced  even more cheaper at Php 1,000. Learn more about ticket pricing and registration here.

The event sponsors include the Ford Foundation, Google, Knight Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Yahoo, the Province of Cebu, Department of Tourism, Globe Telecom, Smart Communications, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Sun Star Publishing, and PRWorks Inc.

To learn more about the event, click here, and for the summit’s schedule of events, please refer below.

January 24, 2015 — Saturday

09:00 Welcome and opening remarks
09:30 Plenary: Protecting the Open Internet is Everybody’s Business
10:30 Refreshment break
10:45 Rising Voices Spotlight: Kyrgyzstan
11:00 Plenary: What’s happening in Filipino Citizen Media
12:00 Parallel:        
How to Make Freedom of Information Laws Work (for Everyone) 
People Rising: How Protesters Took on Their Governments in 2014
Sex Positive: Beyond Bodies and Harassment
13:00  Lunch break
13:15  Lunch & Talk: Reporting in the Midst of a Propaganda War
14:00 Open Program Workshop: What You See Isn’t What It Is—How to Verify Citizen Video
15:00 Parallel:        
Frenemies with Benefits: The Politics of Funding Activism 
Workshop: Google Tools for Journalists 
Workshop: Research 101
16:00 Refreshment break
16:15 Rising Voices Spotlight: Mexico
16:30 My Own Private Internet

January 24, 2015 — Saturday

09:00 Welcome and opening remarks
09:30 Plenary: Protecting the Open Internet is Everybody’s Business
10:30 Refreshment break
10:45 Rising Voices Spotlight: Kyrgyzstan
11:00 Plenary: What’s happening in Filipino Citizen Media
12:00 Parallel:        
How to Make Freedom of Information Laws Work (for Everyone) 
People Rising: How Protesters Took on Their Governments in 2014
Sex Positive: Beyond Bodies and Harassment
13:00  Lunch break
13:15  Lunch & Talk: Reporting in the Midst of a Propaganda War
14:00 Open Program Workshop: What You See Isn’t What It Is—How to Verify Citizen Video
15:00 Parallel:        
Frenemies with Benefits: The Politics of Funding Activism 
Workshop: Google Tools for Journalists 
Workshop: Research 101
16:00 Refreshment break
16:15 Rising Voices Spotlight: Mexico
16:30 My Own Private Internet