Confronting digital repression


From the rollout of biometric surveillance tools to advances in machine learning to new social media regulations, recent developments in technology and its governance are presenting new opportunities for authoritarian abuse, the Carnegie Endowment notes. How has digital repression evolved in recent years, and what can democracy’s supporters do to craft more rights-respecting technological norms?

To address these and other critical issues, the Carnegie Endowment has assembled the Digital Democracy Network—a diverse group of cutting-edge thinker-activists engaged in work on technology and politics. The network’s first publication is a compilation of essays on the challenges to governance posed by digital technology, “Issues on the Frontlines of Technology and Politics.”

The International Forum for Democratic Studies and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace are pleased to invite you to a joint online event, “Digital Repression: Confronting the Evolving Challenge,” featuring:

  • Arindrajit Basu, Centre for Internet and Society
  • Irene Poetranto, Citizen Lab
  • Jan Rydzak, Ranking Digital Rights

with remarks by

  • Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Christopher Walker, National Endowment for Democracy
  • Steven Feldstein, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

moderated by

Elizabeth Kerley, International Forum for Democratic Studies

Tuesday, October 19, 2021. 9:00am – 10:15am EDT (view the start time in your location) RSVP

This discussion will be held virtually and streamed via YouTube. All participants must register in advance to attend and will receive connection instructions by email prior to the event. This event is being held in collaboration with National Endowment for Democracy.

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