Information and Elections in the Digital Era

During election cycles, countries around the world feel the impact of the digital revolution. It is extremely important to be well versed on how technology is affecting information-sharing and voting.

To prepare key stakeholders for how new technologies affect information and elections, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas joined forces with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to bring you a FREE multilingual online course.

“Information and Elections in the Digital Era” is a massive open online course (MOOC) that will be offered from Sept. 19 to Oct. 23, 2022 in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Don’t miss this opportunity. Register today!

During the five-week MOOC, you will learn standards of freedom of expression and will be exposed to recent experiences on how to address disinformation, misinformation, and hate speech that spread during electoral processes.

This course is designed for electoral practitioners and electoral key stakeholders, including:
Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs); 
Audiovisual Regulatory Bodies (ARBs); 
Human Rights and Women Rights Civil Society Organizations (CSOs); 
National and international electoral observers; 
Political actors, academic and fact-checking organizations; 
Media workers, media representatives and journalists, including community media and citizen journalists, are also invited to register.

Like all Knight Center courses, “Information and Elections in the Digital Era” is asynchronous, meaning the activities can be completed on the days and at the times that best suit your schedule.

Please read this blog post and go to the course page to see the syllabus and learn more details about the course.

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