Podcast: Virtues of virtual election monitoring
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Welcome to the latest episode of the Into Africa podcast created in partnership with African Arguments. Into Africa is a fortnightly podcast series by the Center for Strategic & International Studies. Every third episode is put together in collaboration with African Arguments.
This episode features three African Arguments contributors: Ansbert Ngurumo (Journalist), Nic Cheeseman (University of Birmingham), and Jessica Moody (King’s College London).
When it comes to election observation, there’s often one rule for the West and another for everybody else. But with a wave of democratic backsliding occurring around the world, now may be the time to disrupt the status quo and reimagine election observation missions. Join host Judd Devermont and guests to discuss shifting electoral processes, election safety, and democracy during the Covid-19 pandemic. Guests also unpack the mounting suppression facing opposition parties and assess how this will affect upcoming presidential elections in Tanzania and Côte d’Ivoire.