Publications on Hate Speech
"Ce qui vous regarde… No Hate"
"Ce qui vous regarde… No Hate" is an educative tool for French speaking educational professionals. It is composed of a DVD and booklet and is designed to raise awareness among young people about online hate and cyber-bullying.
This educational tool starts with a short movie about Martin, a 16-year-old student, his girlfriend Julie and their friends. However, rumors are spreading on the social networks about Martin’s family… Check out this material and learn how film can be used in human rights education.
"Ce qui vous regarde… No Hate" was produced by loupiote, a Belgian youth organisation that brings together education and cinema professionals to raise awareness among young people to a critical reading of cinema and media.
Three studies about online hate speech and ways to address it
While preparing the No Hate Speech Movement, the Council of Europe Youth Department commissioned three “mapping” studies on the realities of hate speech and young people and projects and campaigns on the topic.
Starting points for combating hate speech online: three studies about online hate speech and ways to address it has been published as a resource for the activists, youth leaders, researchers, partners and decision makers associated with the project and the online campaign.
The WediActivists board game is an educational tool work with young people on the issue of hate speech, discrimination and digital citizenship. This tool was designed by an informal group of 4 Belgian young activists* of the No Hate Speech Movement.
The game lasts about 2 hours (introduction and debriefing included) and is especially made for young people from 12 years old upwards. Through 4 cards categories, participants will develop their general culture, express their creativity, respond to scenarios and discuss on several topics. There can be between 4 and 20 players in the game which combines competitive playful aspects with cooperative team work.
The goals of the game are:
- to raise the awareness of young people about hate speech, the right of freedom of expression and its limits, and the impact of words online
- to stimulate the participants’ critical thinking and help them in the analysis, reflection and response to various forms of discrimination on the Internet
- to encourage young people to express solidarity and empathy towards victims and targets of discriminatory situations
- encouraging responsible behaviour by promoting human rights respect on the Internet
- develop the online and offline civic engagement of participants.
* Its developers met in April 2013 at the Youth Citizens Agora organised by the bureau International Jeunesse in Brussels. This agora called Wedia (contraction of “We are the media”) focused on the fight against social injustices through new media and simultaneous to the No Hate Speech Mouvement launching. WediActivists is a continuity: as we are the media, “Be the change you want to see in this world” (Gandhi).
Manual on hate speech
The right to freedom of expression entails duties and responsibilities and is subject to certain limits, provided for in Article 10.2 of the European Convention on Human Rights. These limits concern protecting the rights of others, among other things. Identifying what constitutes "hate speech" is especially difficult because this type of speech does not necessarily involve the expression of hatred or feelings.
On the basis of all the applicable texts on freedom of expression and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and other bodies, the author, Anne Weber identifies certain parameters that make it possible to distinguish expressions which, although sometimes insulting, are fully protected by the right to freedom of expression from those which do not enjoy that protection.
Approaches and Resources
The purpose of this publication, on a Pilot Training Seminar and Expert Meeting held in June 2017, is to capture in a comprehensive way, the training and learning process of the Pilot Training Seminar, the findings of the Expert Meeting, and the inspiring elements of the mapped initiatives. These three legs (educational – Pilot Training Seminar, practical – mapped initiatives, and strategic – Expert Meeting) should allow other actors to further use and multiply the results of the project at a national and European level.
Report*of the Evaluation and Follow Up Conference of the No Hate Speech Movement Youth Campaign
This report aims to give a summary of the main issues presented at the Conference, held in Strasbourg from 27 to 30 May 2015, in a synoptic and complete manner, including achievements and concerns of the campaign activists and partners, examples of good practices and challenges faced by differents stakeholders, their reflections on the evaluation of the Campaign and recommendations for follow-up and ways to continue to combat against hate speech online and offline.
A special appendix to this report, is the article written by Dr Gavan Titley, as a contribution to the reflection about the achievements of the campaign and the future agenda, notably in view of the debates on radicalisation and its connections with hate speech and human right, online and offline.
*Includes Past Reflections and Future Directions for the No Hate Speech Movement by Dr Gavan Titley
Report of the Forum of the No Hate Speech Movement Youth Campaign
In October 2014, the ancient city of Gabala in Azerbaijan played host to some 240 young people from 45 countries accross the whole Europe. The event was a three-day Forum on the No Hate Speech Movement, and participants included activists, campaign co-ordinators, educators, government representatives, youth leaders and journalists.
The content of the Gabala Forum report has been based on the invaluable work of several volunteer rapporteurs, who found time during sessions and after the official programme has closed, to write up notes on the parts of the programme they had attended.
A documentation on Mobilising, Planning and Networking for Campaigning Effectively with Young People against Hate Speech Online
Nearly six months after the launching of the campaign by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe in March 2013, the No Hate Speech Movement was reaching the end of its preparatory phase. National campaign coordinators and campaign committees had been set up in the majority of the member states, partnerships with international organisations and projects were being built and the tools for the campaign were being delivered.
The European Campaign Conference was organised to plan and to further develop the campaign together in all its dimensions: activities, communication, coordination, resources, monitoring and evaluation of the campaign and its objectives, etc.
This documentation of the conference has been used in the implementation of the campaign and should remain useful to recall and to remember the issues, the proposals and the resolve of participants and partners.