A workshop on Hate Speech at DIG Festival 2016

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Jun 222016
 
DIG FESTIVAL Riccione

From June 23rd to Sunday 26th at the Cinepalace in Riccione, will be held the DIG Festival 2016. During the four days of high-quality formation for journalists, speakers among the best international reporters will hold more than 20 courses to promote continuing education.

On Saturday 25th, Giovanni Maria Bellu (Carta di Roma), Alessia Giannoni (Cospe), Valerio Cataldi (TG2), Giovanni Ziccardi (University of Milano) will debate on “Hate speech: from quotation to comments, the difficult struggle against incitement to hatred”. The seminar will provide advice on how to manage hatred speeches made by politicians and public figures. In a round table, they will also focus on the best practices that online newsrooms should adopt to deal with violent and intolerant comments.

 

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Workshops for teachers in Italy

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Jun 062016
 
Workshops for teachers in Italy

Two public events organized by BRICkS project took place in Italy in May. The objective is to disseminate the results of the workshops realized in secondary schools in Toscana and Emilia Romagna Region and to offer a training based on the module and multimedia toolkit against online hate speech. The workshops promoted by Cospe and […]

European Commission and IT Companies announce Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech

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Jun 022016
 

The European Commission has joined up with Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Microsoft to announce and introduce a code of conduct, which aims to deal with hate speech online. The IT companies agreed to several commitments in order to combat the problem. One of these commitments is: “The IT Companies have to review the majority of […]

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The Web We Want – The Guardian

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May 302016
 
The Web We Want - The Guardian

“Our Comment is free site (now called Opinion) opened up our columnists to reader challenge in 2006, and the idea that every reader can have their say is something that has made our pages special ever since. Much of the debate between readers and writers has been fascinating. But some subjects – historically Israel/Palestine, and today Islam, refugees […]

UNESCO’s global coalition against extremisms and hate speech

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May 182016
 
UNESCO’s global coalition against extremisms and hate speech

Promoted by UNESCO, the Campaign Unite4Heritage purposes to defend cultural heritage and diversity around all over the world. It is designed to empower the mobilization of governments and all heritage stakeholders in response to the deliberate damage to cultural heritage, especially in the Middle East. Moreover, it invites everyone to oppose to any extremisms and […]

“Countering Online Hate Speech”

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May 112016
 
"Countering Online Hate Speech"

Launched on 2015, “Countering Online Hate Speech” publication is a part of the ongoing UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom. The study has been realized in cooperation with the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford. It provides an overview of the dynamics characterizing online hate speech with the aim of […]

The counter narrative toolkit

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May 102016
 
The counter narrative toolkit

Funded by Facebook, the “Counter-Narrative Toolkit” website was created in order to push back against violent extremist content online. Furthermore, it was designed following the recognition that many of the individuals that are best positioned to produce credible counter-narrative messages do not always have the skills to do so. The toolkit is completely free and […]

Workshop on Hate Speech in Bologna

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May 042016
 
Workshop on Hate Speech in Bologna

On May the 3rd, a journalism workshop about hate speech took place in Bologna, hosted by International Centre Zonarelli. This lesson is part of the journalism training course organised by Association SHE news and addressed to a group of 10 migrant women. Also a group of students from the Department of Political Science took part […]

ECRI General Policy Recommendation on combating Hate Speech

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Apr 272016
 
ECRI General Policy Recommendation on combating Hate Speech

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, ECRI – European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, has published a policy recommendation on combating hate speech. It is a guideline to all 47 member States on how to prevent hate speech, how to support those targets by it, and deal with […]

A Parliamentary Commission against hate speech

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Apr 182016
 
A Parliamentary Commission against hate speech

A parliamentary commission has been established in Italy to contrast and prevent hate speech and to study all the xenofobic and racist actions online. The first goal of this new institution is to better understand the probable drifts that hate speech could take, such as sexism, homosexuality, anti-semitism or Islamophobia and to fight them. The […]