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Investigating the dynamics of illegal online activity

  • Hotlines
  • 01/09/2020
  • SafeLine, the Greek hotline

In order to shed light on the operations of SafeLine and its seventeen years of successful operation as a member of INHOPE, the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has published a research paper about the power of reporting illegal activity online, the dark web and the related legislation. 

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Maltese hotline revamps online reporting system

  • Hotlines
  • 31/08/2020
  • ChildWebAlert, the Maltese hotline

ChildWebAlert, Malta's national online platform for the reporting of child sexual abuse material, has recently undergone a revamp. The refreshed site offers a more user-friendly experience and has been optimised for mobile devices.

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Polish hotline 2019 annual report and anniversary

  • Hotlines
  • 12/08/2020
  • Dyżurnet.pl, the Polish hotline

In 2020, Polish hotline Dyżurnet.pl celebrates its 15th anniversary.

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Join the INHOPE Summit 2020!

Discover how INHOPE supports its global network of hotlines, provides a technological infrastructure, and advocates for change. Join the INHOPE Summit 2020, taking place online on Tuesday, 22 and Wednesday, 23 September 2020.

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Updates from the Finnish hotline

  • Hotlines
  • 31/07/2020
  • Save the Children Finland, the Finnish hotline

In Finland, in early July, the Ministry of Justice issued a draft to the Minister of Justice to suggest amendments to the Criminal Code regarding sexual offences.

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INHOPE releases 2019 annual report

2019 has been a year of growth in both size and strength for the INHOPE network, which saw the amount of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) processed by hotlines nearly double from 2017 to 2019.

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Flexibility is key – APLE Cambodia's online awareness campaigns during COVID-19

  • Hotlines
  • 23/07/2020
  • APLE Cambodia, the Cambodian Safer Internet Day (SID) Committee

In the midst of adversity, Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE) Cambodia is committed to overcome and adapt in order to stay focused on its most important goal: protecting children from online and offline sexual abuse and exploitation.

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Dutch hotline EOKM publishes 2019 Annual Report

  • Hotlines
  • 20/07/2020
  • Meldpunt Kinderporno, EOKM, the Dutch hotline

INHOPE's Dutch hotline Meldpunt Kinderporno of the Expertise Centre for Online Child Sexual Abuse (EOKM) recently published its Annual Report for 2019.

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Bulgarian hotline's successful 2019

  • Hotlines
  • 02/07/2020
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

The full 2019 public report of the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) is now published – it shows that in 2019, the Bulgarian hotline processed 10,000 reports.

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COVID-19 and INHOPE member hotlines

Strong and resilient, INHOPE member hotlines have continued the fight against child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online during the Coronavirus pandemic. Like many other sectors however, COVID 19 has had a significant impact on the work of hotlines. To classify illegal material and send the URLs to law enforcement or a hosting provider, hotlines have agreements with national authorities to allow them to review CSAM reports. To do this in a safe and secure manner, each hotline must have a secure area, available only to authorised staff. Illegal material can then only be reviewed through a computer with specific technical and physical security protocols in place. So, what do you do when you can't easily access hotline buildings due to a worldwide pandemic?

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