Media tools to counter hate speech and manage an online community

Media tools to counter hate speech and manage an online community

Monday 20 – Tuesday 21 November 2017

FNSI – Federazione Nazionale Stampa Italiana, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 349 Rome, Italy

COSPE is organising a workshop for journalists who want to improve their knowledge and capacity to countering hate speech and promoting rights of minority groups who are discriminated and targets of hate speech.

25 journalists from EU countries, will gather at the event in Rome between 20 – 21 November 2017.

The workshop, organised within the Media against Hate project, aims to explore different media tools that can be used in countering hate speech. It will consist of a conference with 5 speakers (Morning session) and three workshops on specific topics.

The trainers will particularly focus on digital media tools and platforms that can be used to support the work of those trying to counter hate speech.

People interested in participating at the workshop should contact mediagainsthateitaly@gmail.com for further information on how to apply to attend. The costs of participation will be covered by the organisers.

COSPE is one of the partners gathered by the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) for the project Media Against Hate. Other partners involved in the project are: ARTICLE 19, Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE), Community Media Institute (COMMIT), Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA) and Media Diversity Institute (MDI).

The registration will be open from 11 September to 15 October 2017.

To be eligible, you must be resident in a EU member state, Iceland or Liechtenstein

Working language for the workshop will be English.

Participation is free of charge; travel, food and accomodation will be covered by the organisers

Due to limited spaces available, we can only accept 25 participants for this workshop. Please register as soon as possible to express your interest and we will try to accommodate your need.

The project is financially supported by the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers)

Aims and Objectives of the training

To:

  • improve the professional skills of journalists in countering hate speech and creating a positive community;
  • develop a network of journalists across Europe keen to improve media tools against hate speech

Expected Results

By the end of the workshop the participants are expected to:

  • feel confident in responding to the ethical challenges associated with hate speech/freedom of expression;
  • have at least a rudimentary understanding of data journalism and its value;
  • have an understanding of the journalism tools available through Google;
  • be aware of the problems and pitfalls associated with hate speech;
  • feel confident in managing a community;
  • have developed useful contacts and networks to enhance their careers and output

 Agenda 

Monday 21 November

09.00 – 13.00 – Morning Session – Sala Walter Tobagi

Number of participants: 85

09.00 – 09.30           REGISTRATION

09.30 – 09.45        Greetings and introduction (Fnsi, Cospe)

Discussants

Pietro Suber (Carta di Roma ), Aidan White (EJN), Francesca Fanelli (Art. 19), Laura Bononcini (Facebook), Alessandra Mancuso (Rai)

14.00 – 18.00 Workshop           – Sala Azzurra

Number of participants: 25

How can journalism combat and prevent hate speech?

Trainer Aidan White – EJN

 

Tuesday 22 November                   

09.30 – 12.30 Workshop            – Sala Azzurra

Number of participants: 25

Digital tools to combat hate speech

Trainer Elisabetta Tola – Google

13.30 – 16.30 Workshop            – Sala Azzurra

Number of participants: 25

How to manage an online community

Trainer Valentina Vellucci


COSPE

COSPE is organising a two days workshop addressed to journalists to counter hate speech in the media and promote rights of minority groups who are discriminated and targets of hate speech. The workshop will be divided in two parts: a first plenary session addressed to around 50 journalists with 4-5 discussants and a second part, built as a workshop, addressed just to 25 journalist from EU countries, aimed to discuss about hate speech, and explore media tools that can be used in countering hate speech, from different point of view. EJN Director Aidan White will take part as a discussant in the plenary session and as speaker during the workshop.
COPSE is one of the partners gathered by the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) for the project Media Against Hate, that you probably know. Other partners involved in the project are: ARTICLE 19, Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE), Community Media Institute (COMMIT), Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA) and Media Diversity Institute (MDI). The project aims to counter hate speech and discrimination in the media, both on and offline, by promoting ethical standards while maintaining respect for freedom of expression.