Media Against Hate Rome Workshop

Rome on 20 – 21 November 2017

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.