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Call for Participants: Investigating the Influence Industry in Elections Mastercourse

Status: Closed

Organisation: The Influence Industry Project

Deadline: 07/04/2024

Location: Online

The Influence Industry Project is inviting journalists, researchers and civil society investigators with a passion for conducting investigations into the political influence industry and how personal data and data-driven technologies are used to influence voters, elections and political processes.

This series of workshops will provide investigation methods, resources and skills for covering upcoming, or recently run elections. The mix of training, discussions, and skill-sharing will be run by Tactical Tech’s The Influence Industry Project and Exposing the Invisible teams as part of the Collaborative and Investigative Journalism Initiative (CIJI).


The Investigating the Influence Industry in Elections mastercourse will cover:

  • tools and tactics that political actors and the companies they work with are using to conduct political influence,
  • investigation techniques and cases specific to researching the political use of data-driven technologies and their surrounding industry,
  • networking and skill-sharing opportunities among participants to encourage connections with each other’s work and to advance this area of knowledge and investigation.

The mastercourse will be a mix of lectures and guest speakers, hands-on workshops, and discussion-based activities. The online sessions will be accompanied by resources provided by Tactical Tech’s Influence Industry Project.

Dates and Times

Online workshop 18th – 30th April from 09 – 12 CET. The main course will take place on five half-days during this period.

The mastercourse runs on Thursday the 18th April, Tuesday the 23rd of April, Wednesday the 24th of April, Thursday the 25th of April, and Tuesday the 30th of April. Each session runs from 09 – 12 CET.

Application Guidelines

For more information about this opportunity and to apply, please click here. The deadline for applications is 7 April, 2024.

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