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Fake News is Old News

  December 3, 2017

Taisa Sganzerla, Lusaphone editor for Global Voices, leads a panel titled “Fake News is Old News” with the story of a Brazilian cartoonist from a century ago who was continually accused of defamation and blasphemy for lampooning the monarchy, the church and other institutions of the time. She wonders whether...

Voices on Sex, Rights and Violence from South Asia

  December 2, 2017

The session on “Sex, Rights and Violence” in South Asia presented the results of the research on the issues related to sexuality online from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The discussions ranged from the ways gender and sexual rights advocates use the internet to fight oppression, to how the authorities...

Newsframes Software Workshop

  December 2, 2017

In a nutshell, News Frames is collaborative media analysis. We work collaboratively on questions around the way in which news are framed, such as: Why and how are certain stories covered? What part does media bias play? What does it mean to write news with accuracy and objectivity? With these...

An Introduction to Global Voices Summit 2017

  December 2, 2017

Every two years, the Global Voices community assembles somewhere in the world to have three kinds of conversations. We catch up with each other as individuals and friends, sharing wedding and baby photos (and now, thirteen years into our work together, the memories of friends we've lost.) We talk about...

Creating Enduring Spaces for Freedom of Expression After Conflict

  December 2, 2017

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...

The Future of Digital Conversations in Sri Lanka

  December 2, 2017

The Global Voices Summit kickstarted with one of the crucial conversations around internet, censorship, fake news and campaigns of disinformation in Sri Lanka and was moderated by GroundViews, a citizen journalism group from the Island nation, also a local partner for Global Voices. Jump to the start of this panel...

Programme Highlight: Creating Enduring Spaces for Freedom of Expression

  November 29, 2017

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...

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