December 10, 2020, 08.15 PM

“The pandemic may add more challenges to democracy,” she said.

Another challenge is how democratic space can be used to prevent the spread of misinformation and disinformation.

“Misinformation and disinformation have the potential to undermine the government’s efforts to handle the pandemic effectively," said Retno Marsudi.

Established in 2008, the annual BDF aims to create a progressive democratic architecture in the Asia-Pacific region.

Held virtually for the first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s BDF discusses various topics related to democracy and the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Forum in Nusa Dua, Bali is attended by participants and BDF observers on site and virtually. 

(Writer: Deti Mega Purnamasari | Editor: Bayu Galih)


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