Category: Media

How democracies can prevent, withstand, and counter assaults

     

The upcoming European Parliament contests are one of the largest, most complex democratic undertakings on record, as twenty-eight EU members will choose leaders for the next half-decade, notes Erik Brattberg,… Read more »

Reporting from front lines of authoritarianism

     

In an era of resurgent authoritarianism and the growing influence of state propaganda, developing independent journalistic talent is more important than ever. The Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship is an initiative… Read more »

New digital social contract: how to combat next disinformation campaign

     

Russia, China, Iran and other countries remain interested in influencing U.S. policy, and elections are a top target, The Washington Post reports. “We’re much better prepared in that we’re aware… Read more »

Demotion, dilution, delay & diversion: strengthening digital resilience

     

Whatever the domestic repercussions of Robert S. Mueller III’s report, Moscow will likely continue its campaign of disinformation and disruption against American democracy, a prominent analyst tells the New York Times: Aleksandr… Read more »

Building democratic resilience against disinformation and populism

     

Building democratic resilience against disinformation and populism requires additional awareness from policy makers, according to a new report. The impact of disinformation and strategic political propaganda disseminated through online social… Read more »

Democracies risk fraudulent news and disinformation becoming ‘new normal’ 

     

Democracies risk fraudulent news and online disinformation becoming a normalized part of political discourse, a new report warns. PEN America today released Truth on the Ballot: Fraudulent News, the Midterm Elections,… Read more »

Cyber attacks could ‘taint’ democratic governments’ legitimacy

     

Cyber-attacks could turn elections into “tainted exercises” that undermine Western democracies, the foreign secretary has said. In a speech in Glasgow, Jeremy Hunt said authoritarian regimes view democratic elections as… Read more »

Disinformation “deleterious to liberal democracies’ values, interests and security”

     

The spread of Chinese firms like Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu raises concerns that the Chinese model of digital authoritarianism is creeping abroad, putting the future of the Internet at risk, notes… Read more »

Allow US Global Media to do its job: promoting freedom

     

U.S. Global Media is the leading instrument of American soft power in authoritarian countries and struggling democracies, notes A. Ross Johnson, a history and public policy fellow at the Woodrow… Read more »

How to renew trust in democracy

     

How to restore trust in democracy and the media that serve it and us? More specifically, what can leaders, media and citizens do to better understand the “other,” to distinguish… Read more »