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Global Governance for Information Integrity Roundtable

On September 27 in Riga, Latvia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM) will hold the Global Governance for Information Integrity Roundtable. Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO of BGF and Director of MDI, will attend the panel discussion of this Roundtable, with the consultation of the Latvian Association of Political Science and the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence.

A discussion between global political leaders and international experts is needed to address the issue of fake news in the information space. In the era of thriving communication, social media has had a huge influence on politics. It brought about many opportunities as well as challenges concerning transparency and accountability of political information.

The Roundtable will focus on the first pathway to global action: protecting the integrity of political information through global governance. It will seek to address questions such as:

  • What aspects of new information technologies and social media are most threatening for democratic processes?
  • Should information integrity be protected by law? If so, what should be the priorities and boundaries of information integrity regulation?
  • What lessons can be learned from early experiences with information integrity regulation?
  • What aspects of information integrity regulation can best be achieved through international cooperation? What are the obstacles and opportunities for international cooperation on information integrity?


9:00 – 9:30          Registration

9:30 – 11:00         Opening Session (public) – Information Integrity and the Future of Democracy

11:00 – 11:30        Coffee

11:30 – 13:00       Session I (closed door) – National Regulation for Information Integrity – Teachings from Early Legislation Initiatives

13:00 – 14:00      Buffet lunch

14:00 – 15:30       Session II (closed door) – Opportunities and Obstacles for International Cooperation to Protect Information Integrity

15:30 – 16:00       Closing Session (closed door) – Conclusions