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Frontpage News 2012 Live stream: ‘Tackling hate speech: Living together online’

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Live stream: ‘Tackling hate speech: Living together online’

How to tackle and combat hate speech online is the topic of a two-day conference in Budapest on 27-28  November 2012. The Council of Europe and the EEA and Norway Grants have entered into a partnership to increase awareness of hate speech in Europe and to look at possible ways of countering it. You may follow the conference online via live streaming.

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and chairman of the Open Society Institute George Soros are keynote speakers at the conference. Closing remarks will be given by the Norwegian State Secretary Torgeir Larsen.

The aim of the conference is to look at the nature and extent of hate speech in today’s Europe – especially online – and to discuss different ways of tackling intolerance whilst defending free speech.

The conference will provide a platform for different viewpoints, including from researchers, online activists against hate speech and relevant NGOs such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Network Against Cyber-Hate. Facebook’s Head of European policy will also speak at the event, as will representatives of the ‘traditional’ media and international organisations including the United Nations and the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency.

The conference is being organised by the Council of Europe and the EEA and Norway Grants together with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Follow the conference via live streaming from 13:15 local time.

Engage in the debate on twitter by using #speaknohate.

For a full overview of program and relevant documents, visit the conference's website.