Register Now for the Global Voices Summit 2017: December 2-3 in Colombo, Sri Lanka!

Colombo, Sri Lanka. PHOTO: Amila Tennakoon (CC BY 2.0)

The 2017 Global Voices Summit is open for registration!

We'll be gathering this year in Colombo, Sri Lanka on December 2-3 to discuss the evolving state of the open Internet, online civic movements and human rights in the digital age. In interactive sessions, panels, and debates, we will explore issues ranging from misinformation/disinformation, to corporate control of the internet, to legal threats against bloggers and activists—all challenges that could make or break the future of the internet.

Joining us will be communities and organizations central to the history and future of the open internet, both globally and regionally, including Creative Commons, Mozilla, Wikipedia, the Web Foundation, the Association of Progressive Communications, IFEX, the MIT Media Lab, the Digital Asia Hub, in addition to the leading lights of Sri Lanka’s internet culture, and many others.

The Summit will take place at TRACE Expert City, a technology hub and incubator in Colombo's Maradana district.

Visit our registration page to reserve your spot at the Global Voices Summit 2017, and keep checking in on the Summit web site over the coming weeks as we develop the Summit programme and post stories, audio and interviews.

We’ll see you in December!

The Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2015 has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Ford Foundation, MozillaMacArthur Foundation and Groundviews/Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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  • Dear Sir,
    Please accept our best compliments on behalf of the Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) Secretariat. BNNRC is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), accredited with World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) of the United Nations and UN WSIS prize winner 2016 & Champion 2017.

    BNNRC is the apex body of the community media sector to promote community media to the Government, Industry, Regulatory Bodies, Media and Development Partners in Bangladesh. BNNRC actively works to improve recognition of the community electronic media sector [Community Radio, Community TV, Community Film] & its work in and involvement with the communities it seeks to serve from 2000.

    Now 17 Community Radio Stations are on-air in the country, aiming to ensure empowerment and right to information for the rural community. They are broadcasting altogether 135 hours program per day on information, education, local entertainment and development motivation activities. Around 100 Youth Women & Youth are now working with those Stations throughout the country as rural broadcasters. Another 15 Community Radio will start broadcast by end of this year.

    We would like to join the GV.
    With best regards,

    AHM. Bazlur Rahman-S21BR | Chief Executive Officer |
    Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)
    [Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations]

    House: 9/4 Road: 2, Shaymoli, Dhaka-1207| Bangladesh|
    Phone: +88-02-9130750| 9101479 | Cell: +88 01711881647
    Fax: 88-02-9138501 | E-mail: | |

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