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- BIK Team
Saturday, 16 November 2019 marks the United Nations International Day for Tolerance. This observance has been celebrated every year since 1995, when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) adopted its Declaration of Principles on Tolerance.Read more
The "Drive change, hack online hate" conference is a collaborative event organised by the SELMA project and open to everyone interested in hacking hate speech. It will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, 10 October 2019.Read more
Registration for the SELMA Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) "Hacking hate – How to empower young people to understand and disrupt online hate" is open. Starting on 16 September 2019, it will target teachers, school leaders, social and youth workers, parents and anyone interested in the topic.Read more
- BIK Team
Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development. To emphasise this, on Tuesday, 21 May 2019, the world celebrates the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.Read more
- BIK Team
Commissioners for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová and for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel launched #DigitalRespect4Her on Tuesday, 16 April 2019, with Members of the European Parliament, including President Antonio Tajani. This campaign aims to raise awareness of the violence that women face online on a daily basis.Read more
- Austrian Safer Internet Centre
The Austrian initiative Saferinternet.at was involved in a major study on the topic of "Civil Courage 2.0". The insights show how important bystanders' role is in online conflicts.Read more
- BIK Team
Thursday, 21 March 2019 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year's theme is "Mitigating and countering rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies".Read more
- Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) commemorated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019 by promoting a series of activities and resources. The planning started early to organise an event called "Online for human rights" which encountered a wide audience, both among the general public and among policymakers who have an influence on the internet governance sphere in the country. As Thorbjorn Jagland, the Secretary General for the Council of Europe put it, "hate speech has become one of the most common forms of intolerance and xenophobia in Europe today (…) When the unacceptable starts to be accepted, becomes "the norm", there is a true threat to human rights".Read more
- German Safer Internet Centre
#lauteralshass (#louderthanhate) was the motto of the 2019 Safer Internet Day (SID) activities of the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC) klicksafe.Read more
- SELMA project
Hate speech is increasingly common on social media; but that does not make it any less problematic. A recent study released by the SELMA (Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness) project shows how online hate speech has become an inevitable part of young people's daily experiences online, with education and awareness-raising efforts on the topic lagging behind. To complement existing initiatives to regulate, monitor or report online hate speech, a more pro-active answer is needed.Read more