Democracy! The Podcast is brought to you by the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) with support from the United States Agency for International Development through the Global Elections and Political Transitions Award.
While the explosive growth of digital and social media has increased universal access to information over the past several years, nations with nefarious intent, including Russia and China, can now sow seeds of chaos and confusion more easily than ever.
In this episode of Democracy! The Podcast, we’ll focus on the threat malign influence and disinformation present to stable societies and democracies everywhere.
We’ll start in the ancient land of Armenia where twin crises collided last year, ushering in never before seen levels of nefarious interference.
Then we’ll take a brief look at Ukraine, where the teams took on malign influence during three sets of elections.
Finally, the President of the International Republican Institute shares his perspective on the crippling effect foreign nations like Russia and China can have when they inflict their bad intentions on the public information space.
Special thanks to:
Dan Twining, President, International Republican Institute
James De Witt, IRI Country Director, Armenia
Artak Shakaryan, IRI Program Director
Natia Jikia, NDI Deputy Directory, Ukraine