sxswpanelpicker_herecomeallthelatinobloggersKara Andrade from HablaHonduras and I have a panel up for consideration for the 2010 SXSW Interactive Festival and we'd appreciate it so much if you guys voted for us and commented here on SXSW's PanelPicker.

Labor Day is the last day to vote!

You can also help us spread the word by sharing this link with everyone you know.

The title of the panel is "Here Come All the Latino Bloggers" and we intend to boldy go where few Latinos have been expected to go before. You might have noticed the lack of latino representation at everybody's favorite interactive event in Austin, TX, but I am proud to announce that the Latino blogger, columnist, and citizen journalist has finally arrived.

Our panel will be about what is happening online and offline in Latin America, including Streisand effects, citizen journalism, jounalism 2.0, social injustice, and the digital divide.

The panel will also let you find out out more about the bloggers that are leaving a mark in the US and worldwide in the name of Latin America when it comes to politics, social justice, marketing, music, and technology.

By the way, here are some of the questions we hope to answer with out panel:

  1. What is the role of citizen media in the future media landscape in Latin America?

  2. What are the main differences and challenges met compared to the US arena?

  3. What is the role of the language for the media? Dual language or not?

  4. How are these projects being funded and how are they sustaining themselves in developing markets?

  5. What are the main challenges as far as technology?

  6. What role does cellphone play in the landscape?

  7. What privacy concerns do the introduction of citizen media in Latin America raise?

  8. What are some case studies and best practices

  9. Why don't more people notice Latino bloggers and Latin American online media spaces?

  10. What is the role of citizen media for emerging Spanish-speaking countries where democracy is shaky at best?

Copyright © Esteban Contreras. All rights reserved.