The effects of Russia’s long-standing deployment of disinformation both domestically and in other countries has been thrown into stark relief since the invasion of Ukraine in February of this year.
Join us on YouTube live on November 24 at 3pm GMT for a discussion exploring the convergence of Russia’s rapidly strengthening censorship infrastructure, which it uses to persecute its own citizens, and its use of disinformation both internally and externally. The discussion draws on research conducted by Global Voices Advox’s Unfreedom Monitor, a research project tracking instances of digital authoritarianism around the world and the media discourse surrounding them. The session is free and open to the public. Register below to receive a reminder about the event:
The event will be moderated by Filip Noubel, Global Voices’ managing editor, and will feature the following panelists:
- Tanya Lokot, associate professor in digital media and society at Dublin City University, and author of “Beyond the Protest Square: Digital Media and Augmented Dissent”
- Alyona Rydannykh, a researcher and legal analyst with a background in environmental and digital rights
- Roman Shemakov, a writer and scholar focusing on the intersection of jurisprudence, economic geography, and planetary-scale computation