European synthesis on the experimentation of training modules combating hate speech and discriminations

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Nov 102016
 

The European project BRICkS– Building Respect on the Internet by Combating Hate Speech – aims to combat the spread of online hate speech against migrants and minorities through media literacy and active involvement of web users and web content producers. In this framework, four media education modules -one in each country involved in the project (Italy, Belgium, Germany and Czech Republic)- were designed to raise awareness about fighting online discriminations and hate speech. These training modules were implemented in schools and youth centers between September 2015 and November 2016.

This report provides a synthesis about the design and the experimentation process of these training modules in each national context. It has been elaborated thanks to the materials produced and also collected by each national team: modules description, logbooks from trainers or teachers, quantitative data, examples of students’ productions and finally, some pictures from the workshops.  Continue reading »

#Silencehate: European Study on Hate Speech Online

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Oct 202016
 
#Silencehate: European Study on Hate Speech Online

The study is the synthesis of four studies conducted in Belgium (the French-speaking part of the country), Czech Republic, Germany and Italy, about the hate speech online against migrants and minorities. It aims at comparing the various realities pinpointing differences and commonalities, with the aim of learning something from each national experience. In order to […]

“Hate Speech against refugees in Social Media” Recommendations for Action

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Oct 182016
 
“Hate Speech against refugees in Social Media” Recommendations for Action

Unfortunately, since social networks have become an instrument to spread xenophobia, hate, and abuse against minorities, the need to combat hatred comments online is increasing. How to recognize online hate speech especially against migrants and refugees? How to oppose to online racism? Therefore, “Hate speech against refugees in Social Media” provides an overview of “what […]

#Silencehate – When hate speech is on the web

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Sep 232016
 
#Silencehate - When hate speech is on the web

BRICkS will take part at the Internet Festival in Pisa on 9th October 2016 with the final event of the Project! When:–10.00 am-1.00 pm Where: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa – http://www.santannapisa.it/ Online hate speech is a worrying and complex phenomenon, which has deep cultural and social roots and brings new questions and challenges to the issue of […]

The Italian training module against hate speech is online!

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Sep 222016
 
The Italian training module against hate speech is online!

After 200 hours workshops in 5 schools and 580 students involved, it is finally available online the training module realized in the framework of BRICkS Project. Realized by Cospe and Centro Zaffiria, the module is addressed to teachers and educators with the objective of promoting the active role of young people in the prevention and […]

BRICkS at the Internet Festival in Pisa, Italy

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Sep 132016
 
BRICkS at the Internet Festival in Pisa, Italy

BRICkS will take part at the Internet Festival in Pisa on 9th October 2016 with the final event of the Project! In the age of the “Internet of People and Things”, the dematerialisation of digital innovation creates real and solid links. An interconnected digital fabric that is ubiquitous, collaborative and adaptable, that supports the new information-based […]

Instagram against hate speech

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Sep 122016
 
Instagram against hate speech

Instagram’s Company recently announced that a new tool for filtering negative comments is available for its users. The social network will automatically hide comments containing words or sentences considered inappropriate. “Today, we’re taking the next step to ensure Instagram remains a positive place to express yourself,” Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom writes in a post. “The […]

Caricatures against hate speech – 3e participatory workshop

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Aug 302016
 
Caricatures against hate speech - 3e participatory workshop

This Monday 29th of August, a third participatory workshop gathered about 15 participants, teachers and youth educators, in Belgium around the topic of caricatures, discriminations and hate speech. The goal of this participatory workshop was to collect feedbacks about the pedagogical tool “Draw me the freedom of speech” elaborated by Media Animation team in the […]

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Stopping hate on twitter

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Jul 252016
 
Stopping hate on twitter

A practical guide to counter Hate Speech on Twitter.  The initiative is launched by Media Diversity Institute in the framework of the project “Get The Trolls Out” aimed at engaging young people around the importance of fighting antisemitic speech and bolstering new media advocacy against hate speech. The objective of the guide STOPPING HATE is […]

Hate Speech Symposium in Cologne

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Jul 132016
 
Hate Speech Symposium in Cologne

Hate speech is defined as speech that discriminates others due to their race, skin-color, sex or sexual orientation. At least that is how Johannes Baldauf, from the Amadeu Antonio Foundation describes it. He was one of many specialists who gathered to talk about the increasing phenomena at the symposium “Hate Speech- Hate on the Internet” […]

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