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  First Free Media and Technology Convergence in Montreal

Vendredi 26 février 2016, par Stéphane Couture 

      In preparation of the World Social Forum 2016 - August 9-14
      and the 5th edition of the World Forum on Free Media

*March 10, 2016 at 6pm (doors open at 5h30pm)
3720, Avenue du Parc, second floor, Montreal
(Alternatives offices)*
You are invited to join the March 10th Media and Technology Convergence 
that will bring together free media makers, including autonomous and 
alternative media activists, journalists, hackers, academic researchers, 
etc, who are attending and/or organizing events around the upcoming 
World Social Forum <https://fsm2016.org/> (WSF).
The WSF an international meeting of civil society that brings together 
tens of thousands participants from social movements, non-governmental 
organizations, and grassroots collectives to cultivate alternatives to 
the current economic model and provide opportunities to collaboratively 
build alternative global politics. The next WSF will be held in Montreal 
between August 9th and 14th 2016 (http://fsm2016.org <http://fsm2016.org/>).
Media and technology issues have been given a varying importance in the 
WSF gatherings. In past social forums, independent media press rooms 
were put in place to support alternative coverage of the WSF. Workshops 
and panels were also organized about thematics such as media and power, 
Internet governance, and digital surveillance. Additionally, since 
2009, a “thematic forum” called the World Forum on Free Media (or WFFM 
<http://www.fmml.net/>) has been created, which will gather for its 5th 
edition during the upcoming WSF.
In preparation for the WSF in Montreal, the Local Organizing Committee 
of this year’s WFFM is inviting organizations and individuals active on 
issues of media and technology to attend this first convergence. Apart 
from presenting the WFFM, this event will serve as a meeting place for 
people to know each other and to coordinate their activities. 
Alternative media coverage of the WSF will also be on the agenda. We 
expect this collaborative meeting will strengthen WSF activities related 
to media and technology.
Remote participation will be available on demand. If you require remote 
participation or more information, please contact the Local Organizing 
Committee for the World Forum on Free Media by email at 
convergence at fmml.net.

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