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Participation, Politics and Power: how can we safeguard women’s online engagement with the democrati

If digital media continue to dominate our interactions and conversations, how can we safeguard women’s online engagement with the democratic process?


The way we engage in political discourse has undoubtedly changed with the advent of a more fluid online social experience. Online forums, blogs, social media and even gaming are continuing to shape how we interact with each other, but more importantly, how we connect with the institutions that represent us in the democratic process. But as political discourse is absorbed within a wider, less streamline online conversation, how can we ensure that the voices of less represented groups are preserved?

Women in public life have faced an increasingly virulent form of online abuse in pursuit of legitimate social and political goals, causing their voices to be sidelined or, worse still, lost. If digital media continue to dominate our interactions and conversations, how can we safeguard women’s online engagement with the democratic process?


Speaker(s):

Professor Mary Beard | talks
Helen Lewis | talks
Chris Bryant MP | talks
Padraig Reidy | talks | www
Jackie Ashley | talks

 

Date and Time:

19 November 2013 at 7:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Portcullis House
Opposite Palace of Westminster
London
SW1A 2LW


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Organised by:

Hansard Society
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Tickets:

FREE

Available from:

http://www.hansardsociety.org.uk/participation-politics-power/

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