The EJN delivered a session on hate speech in media at a workshop organised by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) for civil society organisations involved in countering hate speech and promoting rights of minority groups who can be the target of hate speech.
The EJN’s Tom Law demonstrated how civil society can use the EJN five-point test for hate speech to identify hate speech and to hold media to account in their approach to dangerous speech.
For background on how to use the test read the EJN’s report on hate speech, which was launched as part of the Turning the Page of Hate campaign, launched on the 20-year-anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.
What is the EJN 5-point test for hate speech?
Background on the event from the Media Diversity Institute:
The event will be held in London between 22 – 26 May 2017. CSO activists from EU countries interested in participating at the workshop should contact [email protected] for further information on how to apply. The deadline for submitting applications is 2 May. All costs of participation will be covered by the organisers.
The workshop organised within the Media against Hate project aims to explore different media tools that can be used in countering hate speech. 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. The workshop will be highly practical in nature and one of the objectives will be for all trainees to produce at least one media campaign product during the event.
The event will be supported by Google News Lab who’ll provide training on a range of digital tools for journalists. MDI and Google have joined forces in order to explore different ways of fighting online discrimination and hate speech, a topic which both organisations are passionate about.
MDI has also partnered with Twitter. Its representative will host a session on best practices on countering hate speech on Twitter. Several other prominent media campaigners and diversity and freedom of expression advocates will contribute to the 5-day event.
CSO activists interested in participating at the workshop should contact [email protected] for further information on how to apply to attend. All costs of participation will be covered by the organisers.
The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) 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 Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE).
The project is financially supported by the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers) and by the Broadcasting Board of Governors, as well as by Google.