MDI at Fazana Media Fest: COVID-19 and Diversity: A “Tsunami” of Hate Speech

Join us at the Fazana Media Festival

Date: 8 September 2020

Location: Fazana, Croatia/Online

A few months into lockdown, UN Secretary General Antonio Gutterres pointed out that COVID-19 had unleashed a “tsunami” of hate speech, both online and offline. How is this manifesting around the world? How does it impact diversity, and different communities experiences of the pandemic? Are journalists able to hold the perpetrators of this hatred accountable, or are they being shut down?

Join us for a panel discussion, co-hosted by Media Diversity Institute (MDI) and International Center for Journalism (ICFJ), moderating a discussion between the ICFJ’s Julie Posetti, PEN Moscow’s Nadezda Azhgikhina, Albanian Media Institute’s Remzi Lani, and Amadeu Antonio Foundations’ Simone Rafael discussing the challenges the media faces in countering these forces of hate, and holding the perpetrators accountable.

We wish that you could join us in Fazana, but for those of you who cannot, we invite you to join us online, by registering here. Follow the discussion online, #FMF2020.

MDI’s participation in the Fazana Media Fest is made possible by the European Commission’s support of our Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 project.