A recent major media investigation exposed a team of private contractors in Israel who allegedly interfered several elections in other countries by mobilizing disinformation campaigns. The incident has yet again highlighted the sophisticated techniques of election manipulation in the digital age. Read more >
While the United Kingdom is often considered to have one of the most transparent political finance systems, it is still unclear how more than 1 in every GBP 10 was spent at the last UK general election. This is one of many findings from the International IDEA’s latest report, 'Regulating the Business of Election Campaigns: Financial Transparency in the Influence Ecosystem in the United Kingdom', which investigates the companies, suppliers and individuals that political parties spend money on. Read more >
Transparency of politics, particularly political finance, is a cornerstone of every democratic system. The Central Elections Commission (CEC) in Albania has prioritized strengthening the existing oversight, reporting and disclosure of annual accounts and campaign expenditure of political parties in line with the recommendations and observations of the international community. Read more >
International IDEA has just published new case studies on Mexico and Belgium as part of the ´Political Finance in the Digital Age´ initiative. The case study series examines the strategies, norms, and practices in relation to regulating online campaign finance in respective countries. Read more >
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