Webinar debates democracy and elections in Latin America
Amid attempts to attack democracy and a disinformation process on a global scale, Latin American countries are preparing for another electoral cycle, facing challenges posed by new contemporary communication dynamics. In this context, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ School of Communication, Media and Information (FGV ECMI) in Rio de Janeiro is holding a webinar called “Threats to Democracy and Elections in Latin America.” This public event will take place on August 10, at 10 am, on FGV’s YouTube channel.
The event will feature the impact and new initiatives director of Argentina-based fact-checking organization Chequeado, Olivia Sohr; the executive director of Chilean think tank Espacio Público, Luis Hernán Vargas; and the director of Brazilian data journalism agency Tatu, Lucas Maia.
In the present challenging context, polarization processes have been accentuated and extremist movements have emerged, questioning the electoral process and endangering the democratic system itself. This event will discuss the impact of disinformation and political polarization on electoral processes. The moderator will be Mariana Carvalho, a researcher at FGV ECMI.
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