Conference "Protecting the integrity of elections"

Overview of the conference "Protecting the integrity of elections".

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On December 12, 2018 Centre for Public Policy Providus, Baltic Centre for Media Excellence with support of the United States Embassy - Riga, Latvia and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Riga organised conference "Protecting the integrity of elections".

Aim of the conference "Protecting the integrity of elections"" was to share knowledge and experience of Latvia and other countries who recently had had elections. The know-how and lessons learned from USA, UK, Sweden, Germany and Ireland were shared. Also, during the conference government, NGO and media representatives discussed possible ways on ensuring that the future elections are secure and open, including the role of the media in this process.

During the conference Centre for Public Policy Providus presented report "What affected voters' decisions in the 6 October 2018 parliamentary elections?", which can found herepdf.

The conference - presentation and panel-discussions were filmed. All videos from the conference can be found below.

"Protecting the integrity of Latvia’s elections: what worked, what didn’t work and what needs to be done differently?"

Moderator – Gunta Sloga, Baltic Centre for Media Excellence;
Kaspars Ozoliņš, Head of the Taskforce on Protecting the Integrity of Elections in Latvia, State Chancellery;
Anna Aļošina, Representative of Corruption Prevention and Combatting Bureau;
Inga Spriņģe, Re:Baltica – The Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism;
Jānis Sārts, Director at the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence;
Inese Lībiņa – Egnere, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Latvia."



What determined Latvia’s vote on October 6? Conference "Protecting the integrity of elections"

Iveta Kažoka (director and senior policy analyst of Providus) presents the results of post-election opinion survey.



"Challenges in ensuring the integrity of elections: is there room for transnational solutions?"

Moderator – Inga Spriņģe, Re:Baltica;
Dr Charles Kriel, Specialist Advisor to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee on fake news at the House of Commons, UK;
Ryan Broderick, Buzzfeed, USA;
Harry Nedelcu, advisor to Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity.



"Ensuring integrity of elections and referenda: success stories"

Moderator – Iveta Kažoka, Providus, Latvia;
Petter Nyhlin, Civil Contingency Agency, Sweden;
Dr Martin Florack, political expert, University of Siegen, Germany.
Liz Carolan, founder of Transparent Referendum Initiative, Ireland.
Gunta Sloga, Baltic Centre for Media Excellence, Latvia;

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