“Media Tools against Hate Speech” Workshop for EU NGOs Print

Dates: 22 – 26 May 2017

Location: London, UK

MAH_Image_2The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is inviting applications for a workshop it is organising for civil society organisations involved in countering hate speech and promoting rights of minority groups who are discriminated and targets of hate speech.

The event will be held in London between 22 – 26 May 2017. CSO activists from EU countries interested in participating at the workshop should contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information on how to apply. The deadline for submitting applications is 2 May. All costs of participation will be covered by the organisers.

The workshop organised within the Media against Hate project aims to explore different media tools that can be used in countering hate speech. The trainers will particularly focus on digital media tools and platforms that can be used to support the work of those trying to counter hate speech. The workshop will be highly practical in nature and one of the objectives will be for all trainees to produce at least one media campaign product during the event.

Screen_Shot_2017-03-23_at_08.40.20The event will be supported by Google News Lab who'll provide training on a range of digital tools for journalists. MDI and Google have joined forces in order to explore different ways of fighting online discrimination and hate speech, a topic which both organisations are passionate about.TwitterLogo_55acee

MDI has also partnered with Twitter. Its representative will host a session on best practices on countering hate speech on Twitter. Several other prominent media campaigners and diversity and freedom of expression advocates will contribute to the 5-day event.

CSO activists interested in participating at the workshop should contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information on how to apply to attend. All costs of participation will be covered by the organisers.

The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is one of the partners gathered by the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) for the project Media Against Hate. Other partners involved in the project are: Article 19, Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE), Community Media Institute (COMMIT), Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA) and Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE).

The project is financially supported by the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers) and by the Broadcasting Board of Governors, as well as by Google.