European Media Against Hate

Date: 5 – 6 March 2018, Brussels

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Organiser: European Federation of Journalists

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 DRAFT PROGRAMME

MONDAY, 5 MARCH 2018

8:30 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 9:10 Welcoming speech Mogens Blicher Bjerregård, EFJ President

9:10 – 10:00 Keynote speech Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Media Freedom Q&A

10:00 – 11:30 How to combat hate speech while preserving freedom of expression

The panel will discuss the dilemma to counter hate speech while respecting freedom of expression. What are the legal boundaries and ethical practices? How to deal with hate speech online?

  • Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Journalist
  • Katie Morris, Article 19
  • Marco Pancini, Google
  • Chiara Adamo, Head of Unit, European Commission (DG Justice)

Q & A CHAIR: Ricardo Gutierrez, EFJ General Secretary

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00 Talking with winners of MAH video contest

  • Francesco Conte, Termini TV
  • Nasruddin Nizami, Solomon
  • Urszula Doliwa, University of Warmia and Mazury Olsztyn
  • Barbara Eppensteiner, Okto community TV
  • Hana Hajova, refugee stories
  • Facilitator: Nadia Bellardi, CMFE

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 When journalists become targets of hate speech

The panel will discuss the challenge facing journalists when they become target of hate speech. What’s the role of media organizations and social media in spreading hate speech.

  • Iva Krtalic, WRD
  • NN, Facebook
  • Birgitte Jallov, Empowerhouse

15:30 – 17:30 Working Groups + Coffee Break Participants will be divided into groups to come up with best practices examples.

I. How do journalists cover far-right politics or extremist view?

  • Olivier Faye, journalist
  • Facilitator: Milica Pesic, Media Diversity Institute

II. How to combat hate speech online? And the role of media and ICT companies?

  • NN, journalist
  • Facilitator:

III. Legislative and (self) regulatory frameworks to curb hate speech

  • Muriel Hanot, Press Council
  • Facilitator: Katie Morris, A19

17:00 – 17:30 Conclusion of Day I

TUESDAY, 6 MARCH 2018

8:30 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 10:00 Working groups reporting back

10:00 – 11:30 What is the way forward?

  • Tom Law, Ethical Journalism Network
  • Chris Frost, Chair NUJ Ethical Committee
  • Hamdi Addullahi Hassan, journalist

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break 12:00 – 13:00 Conclusions and recommendations

13:00 – 14:00 : Light lunch and departure of participants