Media Literacy: Promoting Civil Society through New Media
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to present a panel discussion on Media Literacy: Promoting Civil Society through New Media.
Panelists drawn from a delegation representing 21 different countries will discuss new media and social networking tools that can be used to promote citizens rights and responsibilities around the world. The panelists represent both the public and private sectors and will share their experiences with utilizing social media platforms in these fields.
The delegation will visit San Francisco through the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through IVLP, IIE is honored to bring over 1,000 emerging leaders from around the globe to the San Francisco Bay Area each year.
IIE greatly appreciates our partners at the Hilton Financial District Hotel, and recognizes their generosity in hosting this community event.
6:30pm Panel Discussion
Mr. Burt Herman
Burt Herman is co-founder of Storify, an application for telling stories with social media, and founder of Hacks/Hackers, a worldwide organization bringing together journalists and technologists. Storify has won the SXSW Interactive award for social media and Online Journalism Awards prize for technical innovation in journalism, among other accolades. Burt previously was an Associated Press journalist for 12 years, covering stories around the world, and a 2008-9 Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University.
Ms. Izabella Abgaryan of Armenia
Blogger and Civic Activist
Ms. Dalia Ghawi of Lebanon
Communications Manager-MENA, Ipsos
Mr. Brabim Kumar Kc of Nepal
Secretary of Communication Affairs, Nepal Ko Yuwa
Argentina, Armenia, Bahrain, Belarus, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Nepal, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Romania, Tunisia, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.