Final conference: Media against Hate

The European Federation of Journalists is organizing the final conference of the Media Against Hate project in Brussels, on 5 and 6 March 2018. The final conference will bring together around 70 participants including the OSCE media freedom representative Harlem Désir, journalists, media policy makers, civil society representatives, media regulators and other relevant stakeholders.

The conference will present the outcomes of the campaign aimed at countering hate speech and discrimination in the media, both offline and online, by promoting ethical standards while maintaining respect for freedom of expression.

The winners of the video contest will present their good practices for countering discrimination and promoting dialogue. Three of the five favourite videos were produced by CMFE members: Okto TV (Vienna’s community television broadcaster), Termini TV (video storytelling project based in Rome) and students at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Poland.

Birgitte Jallov, Director of Empowerhouse and CMFE Board member, will take part in the panel “When journalists become targets of hate speech”, alongside Iva Krtalic, Commissioner for integration and intercultural diversity at the German regional broadcaster WDR, and Alison Bethel McKenzie of the Society of Professional Journalists.

For more information, see http://europeanjournalists.org/mediaagainsthate/final-conference-of-the-media-against-hate-project/