Delighted to share my 20 years of experience in the capacities of civil society activist, advocate and lawmaker in this overview of Latvia's online campaign finance regulation. Tells the story of how an active civic engagement, tuned-in media, responsive lawmakers and a proactive oversight agency can create a campaign finance system that has the ability to withstand pressures. And as to the pressures, there have been many. Thank you @International IDEA for this opportunity.
How to successfully regulate online campaign finance?: Some lessons from Latvia: While the use of Internet and social media has become an integral part of the communications strategies of many political parties and candidates across the globe, many countries still struggle to improve financial transparency behind such online campaigning. Latvia is one of the few countries that has, over time, passed laws that define and addressed online campaign finance.