Discussion "Governments in the Information Environment" (video)

13th June 2018

This was a panel discussion during the 'Riga StratCom Dialogue 2018.' Watch the video recording here.

Rules and processes shaping the information environment keep on changing. These changes have a tremendous impact on policies and perceptions, so players wishing to stay relevant are required to maintain a dynamic ability to adjust. The task of governments is two-fold: ensuring the fundamental rights and liberties of citizens while encouraging the maximum level of innovation and progress. It is an issue that requires the immediate attention of policy makers and their societies. Governments and International Organizations are struggling to get to grips with a poorly regulated online media space. More often than not, policy discussions are driven by an urgent need to react rather than systematic research. How easy is it to get lost on a wrong track? What can be learned from the front-runners and what is the road for International Organizations?

Moderator: Mr Ali Aslan (TV Presenter & Journalist, Deutsche Welle TV)
Speakers: Dr Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer (Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies, French Ministry for Armed Forces), Dr Inese Libina-Egnere (Deputy Speaker, Chair of the National Security Committee, Parliament of the Republic of Latvia), Mr Eerik-Niiles Kross (Member of the Estonian Parliament), Mr Paolo Cesarini (Representative, DG Communications Networks, European Commission).