Platform Harms and Accountability: Preparing Civil Society to Meet New Global Challenges

NetGain Partnership

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 3:00pm

In 2019, the NetGain Partnership commissioned research by Cedar Partners & Associates to identify the harms and constituencies involved in platform accountability efforts around the globe, with detailed examinations of specific regions including the European Union, Brazil, Kenya, South Africa, India, and Indonesia. Cedar Partners has now released its report, Platform Accountability, which includes more than 80 interviews with experts, officials, civil society groups and academics across six jurisdictions.

On Thursday, November 19 at 9am ET, join us for Platform Harms and Accountability: Preparing Civil Society to Meet New Global Challenges. This virtual convening will highlight the key findings from Cedar Partners’ Platform Accountability report, bring a new lens to existing work, and help put civil society in a stronger, better-informed position to respond to existing and future platform challenges.


  • Andrew Puddephatt, Lead Researcher, Cedar Partners 
  • Anri van der Spuy, Senior Researcher, ICT Africa’s Digital Policy Project
  • César Rodríguez-Garavito, Founder, JustLabs
  • Grace Mutung’u, Research Fellow, Centre for IP and IT Law (CIPIT) at Strathmore University in Kenya
  • Sherly Haristya, Internet Governance Research Consultant, Freelancer, Indonesia

Hosted by Amber French, Executive Director, Media Democracy Fund.