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What We Learned at RightsCon 2022

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As we reach the midpoint of an unseasonably hot summer, we at DemTech are reflecting on how we can apply the new ideas we’ve learned and experiences we’ve had to further the advancement of democratic ideals.…

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Weekly Roundup 18 July, 2022

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St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
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Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Building an open, free and healthy digital global ecosystem is central to democracy and as such, is a central focus for us at NDI. But the time and effort it takes to protect democratic values, create tools to…

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Weekly Roundup 11 July, 2022

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young Indian men stand in a line, looking at their phones. The camera is aimed at their hands. The picture was taken in Mumbai on November 10, 2019.
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Image credit: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES, 10 November, 2019

On Tuesday, Twitter filed  a

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Weekly Roundup 6 July, 2022

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The National Communications Commission of Taiwan officially announces a draft of the Digital Intermediary Service Act
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The Taiwan National Communications Commission has approved the

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Weekly Roundup 21 June through 30 June

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21 June

The European Union (EU) has announced an

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Weekly Roundup 13 June, 2022

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Hackers linked to the Chinese Communist Party are exploiting a

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Weekly Roundup 31 May through 8 June

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Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei sits on a stage with two Iranian flags in the background, speaking into a microphone and holding up a small piece of paper in his left hand, which has a large amber coloured ring on the middle finger
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Persian language content moderators for Instagram have come forward alleging that

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Weekly Roundup 24 May, 2022

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The UN Security Council (UNSC) convened a

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Weekly Roundup 16 May, 2022

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To address a spike in online child sexual abuse material(CSAM) during the pandemic, the European Commission has published a

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