2 November, 2015

Call for articles and blogs

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Category: European Action Day, Human Rights, Internet, Internet literacy
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HROThe European Action Day for Human Rights Online will celebrate the International Human Rights Day on the 10th December 2015.  The specific focus of our actions shall be on advocating for more efficient and responsible actions safeguarding Human Rights online and combating hate speech by the social media companies, online game providers, Internet providers and Internet users. The content of the Action Day will be based on the Council of Europe Guidelines Protecting Human Rights on the Internet and the leaflet Your Digital Rights in Brief.

Specific objectives:

  • to combat ignorance and silence of people when facing hate speech online and supporting them to react and act in respect of Human Rights online by providing information and guidelines about possible actions they can easily do themselves,

  • to advocate for more effective involvement of social media companies, online game providers, Internet service providers in combating hate speech and promoting Human Rights online,

Guidelines: The Movement is calling for articles, short essays and blogs in the following topics

  • The relation between Human Rights and hate speech online,
  • Our own responsibility as individual Internet users in relation to hate speech online,
  • The responsibility of social media, game providers and service providers in relation to hate speech online,

It can be a personal story or experience, an introducation to national cases and situations, a presentation or a report about an online game, an opinion about social media attitude to online hate speech. It can also highlight mistakes or lack of coherences with terms of references of online services. It can also explain an opinion or challenge a viewpoint to open a debate.  The writing should be sent in word document and should be less than 2 pages (font: Arial 12) including images and shall be written in English or French.

If you have an idea that is in line with the above objectives and based on the above guidelines, please write your article and send it to nohatespeech.movement@gmail.com by the 5th December 2015.  Selected articles (with reference to the author) will be published on the European Action Day for Human Rights Online on 10th December 2015 on the Blog of the No Hate Speech Movement website and its social media channels (Facebook, Twitter).

Please find here some examples of articles from last year Human Rights Day:

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