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Wikimedia, trust & the fight against disinformation

Mar 18, 2021 04:00 PM in Vancouver

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Katherine Maher
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director @Wikimedia Foundation
Katherine Maher is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. and oversees the operations of the organization and its professional staff. She is a longtime advocate for free and open societies, and has worked around the world leading the integration of technology and innovation in human rights, good governance, and international development. Originally from Connecticut, USA, Katherine has spent her career at the intersection of technology, human rights, democracy and international development. Prior to Access, Katherine was an Information and Communications Technology Innovations Specialist at the World Bank; ICT Program Officer at the National Democratic Institute; and Innovation and Communication Officer at UNICEF, where she was a founding member of the UNICEF Innovation team.
Linda Solomon Wood
CEO @Canada's National Observer
Linda Solomon Wood is an innovator, entrepreneur, and award-winning journalist. As CEO of Observer Media Group and founder and editor-in-chief of the National Observer, she works to strengthen and support public service journalism that investigates corruption, celebrates innovation, and illuminates and helps to make sense of the complex political and social challenges people face today. She previously founded Vancouver Observer and has led both publications to win Canada's top awards for public service, investigative journalism and excellence in reporting. She started her career as an investigative reporter at The Tennessean in Nashville, where she won the United Press International awards for Best Public Service Reporting and Best Investigative Reporting. She later freelanced for publications including The Los Angeles Times, Orion, and the International Herald.