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Wednesday, June 12 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Hey, That’s My Vote! The Emerging Science of Digital Election Observation

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What can we do to keep elections free and fair in the age of digitization? And how can the tech rights community get involved with election observation in their own countries and around the world? This session will serve as a fast track introduction to election monitoring for a human rights and public interest audience. We’ll hear from the people who make observation missions happen and discover current solutions, emerging challenges, and innovations in each space with a focus on developing, transitional and conflict countries. We’ll then take a deep-dive into real-world case studies from each of the two communities: How has the #KeepItOn coalition been tracking internet shutdowns during elections, and how does that contrast with the work of media monitoring missions? Where has technology worked and has where it failed to serve the voting public during the last year? The audience is invited to join in and throw their own ideas and solutions into the mix.

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Christel Dahlskjaer

CCO, Private Internet Access
Christel Dahlskjaer is the CCO of Private Internet Access, a leading VPN service provider specialising in secure, encrypted VPN tunnels which create several layers of privacy and security to help users stay safe on the internet. She is keen on community, privacy and freedom of expression... Read More →


Sarah Moulton

National Democratic Institute
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Alp Toker

Executive Director, NetBlocks
Alp is founder of the netblocks.org digital rights initiative and award-winning Turkey Blocks collective, and Sakharov Fellow for Freedom of Thought with the European Parliament. He works on freedom of expression online, digital transparency and policy tooling for internet governance... Read More →

Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am BST
L'Escale (Laico)