Events

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Stockholm Internet Forum 2021: Mobilising for Digital Resilience – a free, open, and secure internet in the shifting landscapes of the pandemic

Photo source: Screenshot from SIF21 video presentation

 

International IDEA will co-organize two sessions during the seventh edition of Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF21), hosted by The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) on 10-12 May 2021. The event will focus on the topic of Mobilising for Digital Resilience – a free, open, and secure internet in the shifting landscapes of the pandemic.

International IDEA has closely monitored the impact of Covid-19 on democracy and human rights, with special focus on elections. The two sessions will explore the intersection between information integrity and elections from different angles:

Elections – Internet Regulation and Information Integrity
This session will identify emerging trends and challenges to electoral integrity in Africa within the fast-evolving context of digital information regulation.

  • organized by International IDEA, CIVICUS and EISA
  • 10 May 2021
  • 10:00-11:00 CEST (UTC +2) 

Combatting Disinformation
During International IDEA's breakout session, the discussion will be framed around the question: 'What is the impact of online gender based disinformation and aggression on electoral integrity?'.

  • organized by International IDEA, Meedan and WITNESS
  • 11 May 2021
  • 13:05-14:05 CEST (UTC +2) 

Speaker on behalf of International IDEA: Ingrid Bicu
Guest speakers: Dr Stella Nyanzi  and Dr Saiph Savage 

Partner Organizations/collaborators: 
CIVICUS, EISA, Meedan, Sida, WITNESS
RSVP/Contacts: 

Register for participation here

For details regarding the session on Elections – Internet Regulation and Information Integrity please contact Olufunto Akinduro at <O.Akinduro@idea.int> 

For details regarding the session on Combatting Disinformation please contact Ingrid Bicu at <I.Bicu@idea.int>