30 May, 2014

Newsletter n°22, May, 2014

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Category: Campaign Newsletter
Luigi Ausino
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MAY, 2014



The Forum on the No Hate Speech Movement will take place from 2 to 5 October in Gabala, Azerbaijan. The event is designed for young people who are already very active in the campaign. Some 250 participants are expected to attend the forum. If you wish to take part in this event you can apply at: http://youthapplications.coe.int/ . Deadline: 31 May.

The European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EURODig) is an annual European forum in which the various stakeholders in Internet governance come together to discuss and debate issues related to this question. This event will take place this year in Berlin on12 and 13 June. More information here. This year, the No Hate Speech Movement team will be leading a debate on hate speech on the Internet, called “Hate speech and its consequences for human rights online”. If you would like to participate, you can register at http://www.eurodig.org/news/registration-open-3! Deadline: 6 June.

Thank you for having participated in the promotion of the European Action Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May! You can watch the following video that shows the IDAHOT day.

The Seminar on Homophobic and Transphobic hate speech that took place in the European Youth Centre Budapest from the 15 to 17 May has been summarized here. This link compiled a listing of the main online media coverage that was used during the three-day seminar. Have a look!

On 15 May, Gibraltar celebrated the IDAHOT day with a rally organised by the Equality Rights Group. This day was dedicated to raising awareness against all types of discrimination and hate speech that marginalise and isolate its victims. You can watch this video where the No Hate Speech Movement is also mentioned.

Next month, the European Action Day in support of Refugees and Asylum-Seekers will take place on 20 June. More information on this day will be published on the platform: www.nohatespeechmovement.org

As the European Elections took place on Sunday, 25 May, on our Campaign in Action Blog you can find a detailed Blog post about the right-wing populist parties in Europe. It is an analysis of their manifestos and campaigns, which tries to explain where their growing strength comes from to show their potential danger, even though or especially because you might not find clear hate speech at first sight. Have a look here


ARMENIA The No Hate Speech Movement has implemented a series of workshops and activities about the campaign. One of the workshops was designed for journalists and it took place in April-May 2014. Its main aim was to raise awareness on appropriate terminology when speaking about religious minorities; the journalists got acquainted with tools to identify biased reporting and expressions of hate speech and intolerance of religious and cultural minorities. After the workshop, Media Initiatives Center used a “Pop-Up newsroom” format to bring together journalists covering the topic of freedom of religion and conscience in Armenia. Pop-Up Newsroom is an innovative approach in today’s journalism, it is a temporary virtual newsroom which becomes active, “pops up” to cover important events or issues. Journalists of a Pop-Up Newsroom often don’t know each-other; interest in the topic and professional innovations unites them in the virtual space. A group of 30 journalists/authors from Yerevan, Vanadzor, Gavar and Armavir joined the Pop-Up Newsroom about religious tolerance on 6 May. In one single day nearly 50 posts appeared under the hashtag #RMRAM (Religious Minority Reporting-Armenia).

HUNGARY A youth event organised by the Youth National Agency of the Erasmus +, the Eurodesk Hungary and the Europe Direct Budapest took place in the Botanical Garden in Budapest on 24 May. The event was called “European Picnic” and in this framework, a “No Hate Island” was put into place to present the Movement. You can see the pictures by following this link. The aim of the event was to raise awareness on the EU elections in general and to encourage youngster to active participation in EU decision making and in international youth projects.

NORWAY The national campaign committee is looking towards prolonging the campaign until 2015! With new funding and a new committee member, the country is moving ahead in expanding its campaign!


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« Adam Guzowski, Bulgaria »

« Tolerance Caravan, Bulgaria »

« Gianmarco, Italy »

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