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Foreign election interference: where we are today

Years after extensive Russian election meddling in the United States and elsewhere was brought to light, we are still grappling with its political, legal, and social ramifications. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, today’s information environment has become even more tense. As tensions continue to escalate between Russia and the West, are governments, media, and NGOs ready to fight disinformation and foreign interference and secure electoral integrity? The value liberal democracies place on freedom of expression, freedom of opinion, and a competitive media environment means our societies are inherently vulnerable to ruthless and cynical methods of manipulation. Can we finally address the challenge of identifying and holding to account those who peddle disinformation? And, if not, what are avenues available to nation states in fighting and retaliating against foreign interference?

16:30 - 18:00
UTC+3 (EEST)
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Ms Laura Thornton
Director, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund
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Dr Marija Golubeva
Former Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Latvia
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Dr Martyna Bildziukiewicz
Head, East StratCom Task Force, European External Action Service
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Mr Raphaƫl Glucksmann
Member of the European Parliament, the Chair of the Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation
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Mr Sebastian Bay
Team Leader, Election Security, Swedish Election Authority
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