Two French Speakers at 6 Degrees Citizen Space 2017 [fr]
Joséphine Goube, hacktivist and CEO of Techfugees, and Nassira El Moaddem, journalist and head of the Bondy Blog will speak at the conference
Joséphine Goube, hacktivist and CEO of Techfugees, and Nassira El Moaddem, journalist and head of the Bondy Blog, will be speakers at 6 Degrees Citizen Space, a three-day debate on inclusion and belonging in Toronto.
Launched in Toronto in September 2016, 6 Degrees is a global initiative by ICC, the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. From September 25 to 27, the second annual 6 Degrees Citizen Space will ignite 5,000 participants at 12 events over three days in a unique program that encompasses large-scale lectures, dynamic conversations in the round, intimate exchanges, public celebrations, original research, youth-driven projects, and artistic engagements.
The initial lineup includes, among others, the award-winning author Margaret Atwood (Canada), the artist and activist Kent Monkman (Canada), Yannis Behrakis, Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist (Greece), Wadah Khanfar, President of Al Sharq Forum & former Director General of Al Jazeera (Palestine), Omar Sharif Jr., Actor, activist & ambassador for the Human Rights Foundation (Canada/Egypt/USA).
More about Joséphine Goube and Nassira El Moaddem
Joséphine Goube is an hacktivist for migrants and refugees’ inclusion in Europe and the CEO of Techfugees. Based in London, Techfugees is a non-profit coordinating the tech community’s response to the refugee situation. Founded in 2015, the non-profit is now active in more than 25 countries. As the CEO of Techfugees, Joséphine promotes the use of mobile & new digital technologies to empower the displaced and provide them with access to information, healthcare, and education. The Guardian and CNN about Techfugees here and there.
Nominated two times in a row by Forbes as one of the top 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur in 2016 and 2017, Joséphine previously worked as a tech evangelist for the web-based cross border recruitment platform, Yborder, and worked as an informal expert on immigration for the EU commission. She also participated in the launch of Girls in Tech London, a non-profit dedicated to supporting and raising the visibility of women in technology, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Nassira EL Moaddem is a French journalist and head of the Bondy Blog since 2016. An online media, The Bondy Blog aims at giving a voice to groups often underrepresented in mainstream news media coverage, especially the « Banlieues » youth, the young people living in the Paris suburbs. Named for the surrounding neighborhood, the blog, which was created during the riots that spread through France in 2005, represents a self-described citizen journalism, which regularly reports on politics and social issues. The New York Times talks about the Bondy Blog here.
Graduated from the École Supérieure de Journalisme de Lille, one of the top Schools of Journalism in France, Nassira El Moaddem is specialized in TV. In 2012, she began working as a reporter and news anchorwoman in ITÉLÉ, a French news channel, before joining, in 2015, France 2, a French public national television channel, as a reporter for the evening news. However, it’s with the Bondy Blog that El Moaddem wrote her first articles as a junior journalist.