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How does distant & online election campaigning affect political freedoms?

14 October 2020
15:00 Australia Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney, GMT+11:00)
International IDEA & Friends’ Asia & the Pacific Online Lecture Series on Elections

International IDEA & Friends’ Asia & the Pacific Online Lecture Series on Elections

The need for physical distancing during this COVID-19 pandemic has raised the need for innovative campaign methods to be developed by election contestants because conventional campaign methods such as rallies, public meetings, etc. are prohibited in some jurisdictions. Distant and online election campaigning may be seen as restrictive to both contestants and voters alike due to physical and technological barriers that appear. To what degree is this true?