March 22, 2024

Civil society organizations are increasingly undertaking social media monitoring initiatives as a part of their efforts to analyze the information environment and how it impacts democratic norms and civic participation in their communities and across the globe. Digital platforms play particularly profound roles in closing spaces, allowing for information exchange when traditional media is often captured or state-sponsored. Unfortunately, these platforms can also be weaponized as instruments of propaganda, censorship, surveillance, and control.

November 28, 2023

In order to conduct an independent and impartial assessment of the status of electoral preparations, the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) will deploy a joint Pre-Election Assessment Mission (PEAM) to Bangladesh from October 8-12. 

August 11, 2023

The “New Realities of Citizen Election Observation in Africa Summit” was held in response to the changing nature of elections in Africa and around the world. From May 9 to 11, leaders from 24 citizen observer organizations from 20 countries from across Africa met in Accra, Ghana to strategize on how to better safeguard elections.

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