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Thursday, June 13 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Dynamics of Doing Research in Closed Societies: What we can learn from audience research from online exiled media

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This Session is intended to foster collaboration between researchers in the fields of media assistance and digital rights. Based on recent work done by the session organizer in several "closed societies", there remains a significant need to better understand risk and security practices when it comes to doing research in high risk environments. There has long been an overlap between digital rights/ internet freedom work and independent media assistance programs, but there continues to be a disconnect between the two sectors. For researchers working to support either sector, the challenges of doing research in closed environments presents many challenges as well as opportunities. During the session, we will share information about the research projects we are working on, including sharing information about research design, data quality, methodology, digital security practices, and tools and platforms we use in our research efforts. This session will bring together researchers, monitoring and evaluation professionals, internet freedom activists, and media development experts to look at an interesting intersection of the digital rights/ internet freedom community and the media development/ press freedom community.

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Susan Abbott

Director, crosspollinate consulting
Susan Abbott is an independent consultant who specializes in working with non-profit organizations, universities, and donors in the areas of media development, civil society assistance, and digital rights. Abbott provides consulting services in the areas of fundraising and grant... Read More →


Maria Hrimech

Head of MENA region, Conflict Management Consulting (CMC)

Ashley Noia

Country Director, IREX

Thursday June 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am BST
L'Escale (Laico)