BIT-ACT Roundtable Series on the relational aspects of the anti-corruption struggle

 

This series of roundtables aims at disentangling the relational dynamics related to anticorruption mobilizations across the world fostered by digital technologies. By focusing on three themes – Changes in whistleblowing practices, the ambivalent role of technology, and the different modalities of transnational activism – the roundtables will shed light on actors and processes characterizing the complex arena of the anti-corruption struggle when it comes to digital activism and counter-activism. Roundtables will take place once a month and will be composed of three panelists presenting specific case studies and one international scholar as discussant.

  • 14 October 2021 / h.16.30-18 (CEST) WHISTLEBLOWING IN THE DIGITAL ERA: NEW PRACTICES, DYNAMICS AND CHALLENGES |

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Topics: How and by whom whistleblowing practices are set up; how digital technologies impact the whistleblowing phenomenon in terms of relational and power dynamics.

Speakers: Tatiana Bazzichelli (Disruption Network Lab, Founding Artistic Director & Curator); Sylvain Mignot (Free Press Unlimited, Project Officer); Riccardo Coluccini (Freelance Journalist); Eduard Martín-Borregón (Data, Journalism and Technology Director at PODER). Discussant: Emanuela Ceva (Université de Genève)

  • 18 November 2021 / h.16.30-18 (CET) | THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN ACTIVISM AND COUNTER-ACTIVISM |

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Topics: Purposes behind the use of digital technology; politicization dynamics and the notion of digital authoritarianism.

Speakers: Fabio Chiusi (Algorithm Watch, Project Lead), Joey Sheah (Middle East Institute, Researcher), Antonella Napolitano (Privacy International, Policy Officer). Discussant: Anne Kaun (Södertörn University).

  • 16 December 2021 / h.16.30-18 (CET) | ANTICORRUPTION, TRANSPARENCY, AND TRANSNATIONAL ACTIVISM |

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Topics: How transnational ties change the frames and repertoires of the anti-corruption mobilization; power dynamics in anti-corruption activism.

Speakers: Fabrizio Scrollini (Latin American Open Data Initiative, Executive Director); Jan Strozyk (Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Data Editor); Ida Nowers (Whistleblowing International Network, Law and Policy Coordinator). Discussant: Julia Rone (Cambridge University).

The roundtables are organized with the support of the Department for Social and Political Science, University of Bologna, and inspired by the research work conducted in the framework of the BIT-ACT ERC Funded Project (StG 2018802362).

CONVENERS: Alice Fubini and Ester Sigillò, and Alice Mattoni

CONTACT: alice.fubini@unibo.it; ester.sigillo@unibo.it

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