As a result of the Training workshop "Action and Campaigning against Hate speech" on 22-24 November 2012 in Budapest a new Campaign group was initiated on Facebook. It is called "Combating Hate Speech". The group has almost 400 members and it is growing rapidly. This facebook group will be considered a secondary Campaign communication tool for the activists durning the Campaign in 2013. The primary information resource is the Campaign preparatory website , but the Council of Europe will upload information on this facebook group as well.
It is an open group so you can join easily.
You can read the book online or you can download it from below in pdf version.
As a preparation for the project, the Council of Europe’s Youth Department commissioned three “mapping” studies about the realities of hate speech and young people and projects and campaigns about it. These studies are published here as a resource for the activists, youth leaders, researchers, partners and decision makers associated to the project and the online campaign. They are truly starting points: more research is needed, both on the legal and policy implications of hate speech online as on its impact and relation with young people.
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, and George Soros, Founder of the Open Society Foundations, will join representatives of a wide range of European and international organisations in Budapest next week to discuss how best to tackle so-called “hate speech” – especially online – whilst also protecting freedom of expression. Participants will discuss the nature, extent and impact of hate speech in today’s world as well as different options for tackling the phenomenon – including issues related to self-regulation and moderation of online discussion forums.
The Council of Europe Youth Department in partnership with the EEA and Norway Grants organised a training workshop entitled Action and Campaigning against hate speech online in European Youth Centre Budapest between 22-24 November 2012. The workshop was part of the Council of Europe project Young People Combating Hate Speech Online and preceded the conference “Tackling Hate Speech: Living Together Online” (27-28 November 2012, European Youth Centre Budapest) organized by the same partnership.