The Foreign Ministry to host a roundtable on Global Management for Information Integrity

26.09.2018. 18:31

On 27 September 2018 in Riga, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) together with the World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid hold a Roundtable on Global Governance for Information Integrity.

Our democratic and free world is experiencing a time in which social media and new forms of communication hold a special place. With their use becoming increasingly active, the spread of disinformation and fake news has considerably expanded. The new conditions call for a responsible attitude and appropriate counteraction. With a view to stimulating a broad and comprehensive exchange of views on the impact of threats on information integrity and democratic processes, the Club de Madrid has invited opinion leaders and policy-makers to join a discussion.

The policy recommendations formulated at the Roundtable will feed into the Riga Conference on 28-29 September 2018.  

The participants include former Presidents and Prime Ministers: Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, former President of Latvia, President of the Club de Madrid; Mehdi Jomaa, former Prime Minister of Tunisia; Valdis Birkavs, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Latvia; Alfred Gusenbauer, former Chancellor of Austria, and others.

The Opening Session will be broadcast live in Latvian and English on the MFA website.

Background information

The World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid, established in 2001, is composed of more than 100 former Presidents and Prime Ministers from over 70 countries worldwide.

 


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