BlogMarks –  A training seminar regarding online hate speech

In the context of the Council of Europe’s No Hate Speech Movement campaign, the Bodossaki Foundation, in its capacity as Fund Operator of the EEA Grants NGO Programme “We are all Citizens”, is organising a training seminar regarding online hate speech BlogMarks – combating hate speech through human rights. The seminar is addressed to those who work for NGOs, international organisations, state bodies and local authorities as well as bloggers and those with an online public profile who has an interest in combating hate speech. The seminar will be organised on 8 and 9 April 2016 in the premises of Microsoft Hellas  (221 Kifissias ave., Maroussi, Athens) and pre-registration is required.

Through experiential activities based on “Bookmarks”, a Council of Europe’s manual, the “We are all Citizens” Fund Programme offers participants of the seminar the opportunity to understand what hate speech is, acquaint themselves with the “Bookmarks” manual and explore ways of taking part in the No Hate Speech Movement campaign. The event will also include a panel on hate speech online with the participation of experts from civil society, state authorities and the private sector.

The trainer of the seminar Ms Irene Karamitsas has been a programme manager and a human rights trainer with the Human Rights Defence Centre since 2008. She has taken part in a large number of non-formal education trainings, including on how to use the tool “Perasmata” organised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (Athens office). Since 2009, she has contributed to designing education tools and has carried out experiential training seminars in her capacity as a human rights trainer with the Human Rights Defence Centre but also in Environmental Education centres and for the UNHCR. In 2011, she joined a team that was responsible for designing and editing a non-formal education manual on combating discrimination and aimed at teachers working with schoolchildren “Teachers’ Handbook” (in Greek), which was published by the Human Rights Defence Centre.  

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