Co-Chair, Golos Movement
Roman Udot is a co-chairman of Golos movement, electoral observer and data analyst, blogger and activist. Golos movement was formed by core specialists and experts of the famous Association GOLOS, which activities were suspended by the authorities after a heavy-handed crackdown. The movement continues the association’s long-standing traditions in the field of civic election observation.
From Moscow’s anti-putsch human shield of 1991 to the Ukrainian Orange Revolution of 2004 to the pro-democratic mass protests of 2012-13 in Russia, Roman Udot, an activist, blogger and electoral expert, tried to make his modest contribution to a peaceful transition of ex-soviet states to democracy.
At GOLOS, Roman Udot has been in charge of data collection services since 2011 and has helped to reform them on principles of crowdsourcing and full automation. Later, as the coordinator of the electoral observation projects, his task was to streamline and interconnect the information flows from observers and voters to specialized GOLOS services and finally, to social and mass media at large.
He has had an honour to share his experience and findings with colleagues at ENEMO, EPDE, Norwegian Helsinki committee, OSCE, Community of Democracies, Belarus Watch et al.