Global Freedom of Expression


Sep 19 – Oct 23: Online Course on Information and Elections in the Digital Era

UNESCO, UNDP, and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas are introducing a free massive open online course (MOOC) on Information and Elections in the Digital Era.

The course will run for five weeks from September 19 until October 23, 2022and will be available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

This MOOC aims to explore the challenges that electoral stakeholders face online, including disinformation, misinformation, digital harassment, and the spread of hate speech. It looks at how multiple actors can respond to those challenges effectively and build a more transparent and inclusive online ecosystem.

Albertina Piterbarg, an electoral expert and journalist at UNESCO Freedom of Expression and Security of Journalists section, leads the course. Other international experts and practitioners are contributing with lectures and presentations.

The course is asynchronous and allows one to go through videos, readings, forum discussions, and quizzes at an individual pace. The participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of five weeks.

UNESCO, UNDP, and the Knight Center for Journalism invite electoral practitioners and key electoral stakeholders to enroll. The course is also open to media representatives and journalists.

You can register now and join in English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese.