27 August, 2014

Newsletter n°27, August, 2014

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Category: Campaign Newsletter
Luigi Ausino
10 am

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“La rentrée” – in France the return to school and work after an often extended summer holiday is called “la rentrée” – it is often dreaded by school children and their parents alike, but it can also be a time for reflection and a new start. Our campaign has, however, not stopped all summer – it has been present online, at festivals, in regional bus tours and the start of new national campaigns. This “end of summer” newsletter reports on these activities.


At the same time, the “rentrée” gives us an opportunity to renew our commitment to the No Hate Speech Movement, and we kick it off with the photo competition – hurry because the deadline (EXTENDED TO 7 SEPTEMBER AT MIDNIGHT) looms!!! Many great photographs have been submitted. But many more are still welcome!


The Action Day for the Victims of Hate Crime was a big success. The petition to have the 22 July officially nominated as a European Day for Victims of Hate Crime now has 3523 signatures, but we still need more! If you haven’t yet signed the petition please do so here. We also saw an increase in our Twitter following (now over 13,000) and our Facebook likes have risen to over 13,500! Keep spreading the word!

2 August – Commemoration of Roma victims of the Holocaust

The NHSM was actively involved, on and off line, with the activities organised by TernYpe – International Roma Youth Network and its partners, gathering 1.000 young Roma and non-Roma from all over Europe around August 2nd 2014, marking the 70th anniversary of the remembrance day of the Roma Genocide. Over 70 workshops took place on July 31 and August 1 to learn about the Roma Genocide, to meet with survivors and to learn and discuss about human rights, antigypsyism and empowerment strategies.

You can watch a video of the event, as well as films of the commemoration events in Krakow and Auschwitz, and download the book Right to Remember, a handbook for education with young people on the Roma Genocide – which was launched on this occasion.

No Hate at the Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary

The campaign was present at the Sziget Festival in Budapest (11-17 August 2013) with activities and materials organised by the Foundation of Subjective Values and the National Committee of the campaign in Hungary. On 16-17 August they were joined by three international online activists and the Living Library project of the European Youth Centre Budapest.

Catch the No Hate Speech Bus

Organised by the Serbian Association for Youth in partnership with the National Campaign Committees in 7 countries, the No Hate Speech Regional Bus is a 9-day regional tour realizing awareness raising activities on hate speech and public actions to raise support for the campaign, including meetings with stakeholders and cultural and educational activities. The bus brings together 50 volunteers from 7 countries and will tour Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Serbia. The tour started in Budapest on 27 August and will end in Belgrade on 4 September. For more information check out the national campaign web sites – links are here.

National campaigns

The United Kingdom launched its national campaign with the training of their first group of online ambassadors on 9 July. You can follow the UK campaign here.

A no hate speech campaign was officially launched in the Republic of Srpska on 22 August and details can be found on their Facebook, and Twitter pages, as well as their website.

Mexico joins the Campaign – DiloSinOdio

CONAPRED (National Council for the Prevention of Discrimination) is the partner for the No Hate Speech Movement Campaign in Mexico. CONAPRED organised, from 23 to 28 August, in the state of Puebla, a National Training Course for youth leaders interested in the campaign. The campaign in Mexico is using the motto “DiloSinOdio” (Say it without hate). More information at the Conapred site.


Read the full post blog.


Over the summer the Movement invited us to remember all those victims of hate crimes all around Europe and express their solidarity so that it cannot happen again.
Our activists highlighted a number of websites advocating that the holocaust was a “hoax”.


Next European Action Day is 21 September

The European Action Day against Islamophobia and Religious Intolerance is on21 September. Information on actions which can be taken will soon be available on our website.

The Action Day will be preceded by a seminar on Educational responses to Islamophobia and Intolerance against Muslims in Europe to be held in Budapest from 17 to 19 September.


Check out this video made by partiicpants in NHSM – Tusla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

WORD OF THE MOMENT: La rentrée!!!

TWITTER account OF THE week



Download the complete plus the French version here

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