Media for Democracy Forum 2021

Securing Internet Freedom; Forging a New Policy Framework

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The U.S. Agency for Global Media and the National Democratic Institute are proud to present a virtual discussion on “Securing Internet Freedom – Forging a New Policy Framework”   

Authoritarian controls on internet access have increased at an unprecedented pace in the past two years, particularly under claims of preventing disinformation during the coronavirus pandemic. As more governments seek to restrict information, democracies must evaluate the impacts of these controls and develop effective policy responses. 


Our panelists will examine the scope of global internet restrictions, current strategies and technology being pursued to circumvent them, and the prospects of policy solutions to mitigate the threats to free expression and government accountability.

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