While public conversations related to the Internet tend to focus on the harms caused by social media to democracy, the analysis would be unbalanced if we didn’t remember the advances that this open and participatory tool has made possible, particularly in countries in democratic transition. Revisiting some examples, ranging from the rewriting of the Kenyan Constitution in 2010, to recent news around Russian legislative elections, through the debates on crypto currencies and monetary sovereignty in Ecuador, Julie Owono, director of Internet Without Borders, will present from various angles some of the democratic issues of cyber development.
As a universal design best practice, Zoom live transcription (AI-generated captions) will be enabled for all events. If you require live captioning (human) or other disability-related accommodations to participate in our events, please contact email@example.com or 650.725.0326. Requests should be made by September 13, 2021. All other questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.