Words Matter: a Crash Course in Stomping Out Hate Speech
7-31 Oct 2020 | Online
Participants to this online course will have the opportunity to learn about the difference between hate speech and incitement to discrimination, hostility and violence, study the related legislative and policy frameworks, explore the link between freedom of expression and opinion, analyze the causes and consequences, consider the challenges posed by hate speech to societies, discuss ways to address and counter hate speech, and learn how to build online and offline resilience to hate speech. Special attention will be given to various dimensions of hate speech, including gender, and to contemporary challenges linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The course is organized by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect (OSAPG). The course is free of charge.