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Engaging Voters in the Philippines Online and Offline


Social media is changing how citizens interact with elected officials and government institutions. The Philippines provides an interesting example on the role of social media and how the election commission (COMELEC) utilizes new media to reach constituents.

In this podcast, IFES Chief of Party Beverly Hagerdon Thakur discusses the influence of social media on citizens in the Philippines and IFES' experiences coupling online engagement with offline, face-to-face activities to advance civic participation in the political and electoral processes.