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John Onyando
8 May 2011

"The world is actually headed away from the prospect of genuine democracy. But if openDemocracy's 2050 vision is realized in Africa, it will be because its long-oppressed people were finally able to overthrow dictators and power-hungry leaders who dominate the continent. Reformers became strong enough to build genuine, people-based democracies and strong economies that fulfill their people's aspirations, and thereby could resist powerful international forces to whom too many leaders now pander."

 

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Author: John Onyando

How can Americans fight dark money and disinformation?

Violence, corruption and cynicism threaten America's flagging democracy. Joe Biden has promised to revive it – but can his new administration stem the flow of online disinformation and shady political financing that has eroded the trust of many US voters?

Hear from leading global experts and commentators on what the new president and Congress must do to stem the flood of dark money and misinformation that is warping politics around the world.

Join us on Thursday 21 January, 5pm UK time/12pm EST.

Hear from:

Emily Bell Leonard Tow Professor of Journalism and director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Journalism School

Anoa Changa Journalist focusing on electoral justice, social movements and culture

Peter Geoghegan openDemocracy investigations editor and author of 'Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics'

Josh Rudolph Fellow for Malign Finance at the Alliance for Securing Democracy

Chair: Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief, openDemocracy 

Further speakers to be announced

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