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Hack the Hate: Empowering society to face hate speech

  • Inclusion numérique et solidarité
12 novembre 2018

Hack the Hate: Empowering society to face hate speech

  • Inclusion numérique et solidarité
12 novembre 2018
11h50 à 13h20
Siège de l'UNESCO / 7 place de Fontenoy, Paris, 75352

Renaissance Numérique, in partnership with Amnesty International and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, organizes a workshop on hate speech, as part of the 13th Internet Governance Forum. The workshop will be held on the 12th of November, from 11:50 AM to 1:20 PM, at the UNESCO Headquarters.

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From the rise of the Internet to the advent of social networks, digital technologies have considerably changed the way ideas are produced and how they circulate. By broadening the possibilities offered to each of us to express ourselves and take part in many diverse debates, society's digital networking paves the way for a real discursive democracy. However, despite the unprecedented democratic upheaval it represents, some new challenges appear in this digital environment. The virality and universality of hate speech and emphasized by the Internet brings a new layer of complexity and requires finding new approaches to these challenges.

Reporting tools, which are the main means of action available today, are not sufficient in order to grasp the whole phenomenon. Without questioning the necessity to respect the law, it is essential to generate complementing solutions.

Two main themes will be discussed:

  1. The necessary complementarity between State actions, initiatives from digital platforms, and civil society and citizens’ involvement;
  2. The need to promote new educational approaches anchored in the digital era.

Empowering society will go through the availability of tools and methods that allow to overcome present difficulties to make this space of debate more peaceful. As various innovative devices exist throughout the world, the Hack the Hate event will aim at highlighting the vitality of these initiatives by opening each theme addressed during the debate with the presentation of inspiring projects by their own founder.


Speakers and Project leaders participating:

  • Louis Brooke, International Managing Director Breakthrough Media (United-Kingdom)
  • Guillaume Buffet, Founder of the Seriously project and Vice-president of Renaissance Numérique (France)
  • Robi Chacha, Program Officer under the Safety & Dignity Program at Amnesty International (Kenya)
  • Tonei Glavinic, Director of operations of the Dangerous Speech Project (United States of America)
  • Nalaka Gunawardene, Leading commentator and analyst on social, cultural and political impacts of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in Sri Lanka (South Asia).
  • Cristiana Lucaci, Vice President of Group of the European Youth for Change (Romania)
  • Christine Vidal, Co-director of the association Le Bal (France)
  • Alexandria Walden, Free expression and human rights at Google (United States of America)

 

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12 novembre 2018
11h50 à 13h20
Siège de l'UNESCO / 7 place de Fontenoy, Paris, 75352