Threats to democracy webinar

The threats to democracy in Subsaharan Africa webinar will focus on fake news, misinformation and disinformation as a threat to democracy

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The Civic Tech Innovation Network (CTIN) in partnership with EndCode will be hosting a webinar on threats to democracy in Subsaharan Africa

Focusing on three sub-themes:

Fake news, misinformation and disinformation (and their agendas) as a threat to democracy

  • Including media suppression

Internet shutdowns — internet governance

  • Digital rights
  • Recourse for citizens, where can civic tech come in, civil society,
  • How can organisations such as civic tech organisations, civil society organisations etc band together and fight threats to democracy through technology?

Access to information

  • How can Africans enjoy the full benefits of the internet especially during the pandemic?
  • How technology can improve or undermine democracy depending on how it is used and who controls it.

Register for the event here

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CTIN will also be showcasing Training Day, a short film based on Paradigm Initiative’s 2019 Digital Rights in Africa report, featuring the story of a young man whose quest for work took an unexpected turn.

Our speakers are:

Pria Chetty: Regional Director of EndCode

Hlengiwe Dube: Project Coordinator: Democracy, Transparency and Digital Rights Unit

Gbenga Sesan: Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative

DATE: 25 November 2020 11:00 to 13:00

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