5 December, 2013

Newsletter n°11, Dicember, 2013

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Category: Campaign Newsletter
Luigi Ausino
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Online activists and national campaign committees of the No Hate Speech Movement have had a successful first year campaigning against online hate speech. For our last European Action Day of the year we are celebrating human rights and raising awareness for human rights online.

The following actions for this EAD are ways you can connect with the NHSM at European level. For this reason we want you to participate in the activities below.


  • Report any online human rights violation to the Hate Speech Watch. Online activists will select some of them and invite and consult with the wider public and the relevant national campaign committees to take actions against them.
  • Support the Thunderclap action with your social media network. On the 10 December, at 18.00 CET the message Human Rights Online will reach hundreds of thousands of people on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
  • Create your No Hate Speech Card with your photo by the new card editor feature of the No Hate Speech platform and share it with your friends and networks through Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
  • Organise a local event to emphasise the importance of Human Rights Online on 10 December and report it by photo or video.
  • Watch the online livestream from the Council of Europe about Human Rights Online with experts from Strasbourg.
  • You do not know what to do or how to react to online human rights violations? Come and meet one of the activists in the Discussion Forum of the No Hate Speech Movement platform on 10 December and ask your questions.

Campaign News

The Follow-up Group meeting that was scheduled for 25-26 November has been postponed until January 2014.

The No Hate Speech Movement facilitated Lab 20 of the World Forum for Democracy, which took place on 28 November in Place Kléber, Strasbourg. Experts and discussants of Lab 20: Acting Against Online Hate Speech concluded that there can be no freedom without responsibility, and that existing tools should be used by young people to promote human rights and safe space online. The lab was hosted by the City of Strasbourg. Nawel Rawfik-Elmrini, in her report, highlighted the need for all states and partners in the Forum to join and support the campaign.

Panel speakers : Sergio Belfor (Vice-Chaiperson of the Advisory Council on Youth, UNITED), Ahmad Alhendawi (United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth), Frederick Ansart (Academy of Strasbourg), Anton Maria Battesti (Facebook France), Iulia Gheorghe (Club de la Presse Strasbourg Europe), Jonathan Hayoun (President of the Union of Jewish Students of France), Ana López (Movement Against Intolerance, blogger), Nawel Rawfik-Elmrini (rapporteur, Deputy Mayor of Strasbourg).

The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) is hosting a conference on the No Hate Speech Movement from 3-8 December in Oslo, Norway. The conference includes lectures and workshops on the online human rights concept, combating hate speech and shared important tools for activists.

National Campaigns

Neringa Jurčiukonytė and Viktorija Bružaitė are the new campaign coordinators of Lithuania. And Marijke Boessenkool is the new coordinator for the campaign in the Netherlands. Welcome to all.

Dealing with Hate Speech Online and Offline is a seminar on hate speech taking place in Lisbon on 16-17 Dec, which is organised by the Portuguese national committee. The seminar will be a good opportunity for an exchange of practices and to tackle the challenges lying ahead of the No Hate Speech Movement in 2014. Applications can be made here before December 6.

The official No Hate Speech Movement campaign video has been subtitled by the national campaign committee in Bulgaria. All national campaigns are welcome to translate the video into national languages.

Our new guest blog post is from Mariya Voronova, national coordinator of the campaign in Russia. She tells the story of online activists promoting action against online hate speech as they road trip from Russia to Georgia.

You Joined the Movement

‘Aleksandra from Poland’

‘NHSM supporters want to Wipe Out Hate’

‘Mary from Greece spreading the NHSM message’

‘Our online activist Anna’

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