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Digital IDs and Coercion in China and Venezuela: A Conversation with Iria Puyosa and Valentin Weber

June 13, 2024

Globally, democratic activists are confronting novel forms of digital repression pioneered by autocrats who increasingly share software, hardware, and knowledge across borders. Notably, the People’s Republic of China has developed a heavily coercive governance model which it...

Lessons Learned from Georgian Civil Society’s Response to a Repressive “Foreign Agents” Law: A Conversation with Tinatin Khidasheli

May 9, 2024

Around the world, threats to freedom of expression and association are growing. One crucial example is found in Georgia, a struggling democracy with a population of just under four million people. Last year, the Georgian parliament withdrew proposed legislation targeting so-called...

China’s Authoritarian Challenge to International Human Rights Institutions: A Conversation with Sophie Richardson

March 29, 2024

In recent years, international institutions have become an increasingly critical arena of contestation between autocracies and democracies. China, in particular, has leveraged its participation in those institutions and relationships with autocratic...

Lessons from Ukraine: How AI Is Accelerating the Response to Authoritarian Information Manipulation

February 21, 2024

February 2024 marks two years since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. In the midst of this crisis, the world has learned much from Ukrainians about countering authoritarian information operations. The Forum highlighted Ukrainian civil society’s resilience in a 2023 report, “

“Telling China’s Story” in Africa: Beijing’s Unfolding Impact on African Media
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