Monday, May 04, 2009


Monday 11th May
Venue: City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 4DB

The Next Century Foundation in association with the Department of Journalism at City University London is holding a one day conference on Monday 11th of May entitled Voices Online: Blogging Conference. The conference is looking at the role of blogging and micro-blogging and will bring bloggers from the Middle East to debate and interact with their Western counterparts in a series of panel discussions.

Speakers to include:
  • Professor Adrian Monck - Head of Journalism and Publishing at City University.
  • Guido Fawkes - Political blogger of the day - received wide recognition for breaking the news of leaked e-mails from Damian McBride.
  • Karim Arafat - Co-founder of Watwet, the Arabic twitter and Tootcorp.
  • Slugger O'Toole - Northern Ireland Politics Blog and Head of Political Blogs, Telegraph Group.
  • Badrakhan Al-Sindi - Editor in Chief of Iraqi Al -Ta'akhi newspaper.
  • Andrew Miller - Political Editor and Bagehot columnist, The Economist.
  • Mark Jones - Reuters Global Community Editor.
  • Mona Eltahawy - Egyptian/US Columnist, Analyst & Blogger.
  • Andrew Sparrow - Senior Political Correspondent, Guardian website & Orwell Prize 2009 shortlisted Blog.

    Session 1 9.30am - 10.30am - State of the Art Technology.
    Session 2 10.45am - 11.45am - Blogger to Blogger - The Political Blog.
    Session 3 11.45am - 12.45pm - Journalist Bloggers.
    Lunch 12.45pm - 13.30pm
    Working Groups 13.30pm - 15.30pm

    The Conference is open to all but if you wish to secure a place please e-mail: or or Deborah Pout at

    Organised by The Next Century Foundation and held with support from The US Media Outreach Centre at the US Embassy.


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