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The Online Prevention Hate Institute

The Online Prevention Hate Institute

The Online Prevention Hate Institute : a resource to help against hate speech on the web

 

Do you know the Online Prevention Hate Institute (OPHI) ? Its aim is to get technology companies and governments to recognize and take action against hate speech in  creating guides on how to report hateful content if you encounter it.

On their website you can find, for example, tips imaged by tutorial on the topics of security and reports on the social networks.

For more information on the OPHI you can watch this video explaining their missions.

 

Racial Microaggressions: a photographic project against racism

Racial Microaggressions: a photographic project against racism

“Racial Microaggressions” is a photographic project aimed ad exposing discrimination on grounds of race which takes place every day. The author of the project is Kiyun Kim, a student at Fordham University. Kim exposes racist comments she hears everyday through her series of photographs, and invited her friends to write the most frequent ones on a piece of paper. The young student filmed her friends holding posters that either express their thoughts on discrimination or quote comments they have heard. Stereotyped images regarding allegedly “typical” behaviours or physical features of specific ethnicities that turn into racial microaggressions.

 

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.it/2013/12/12/discriminazione-razziale-foto-progetto-kiyun-kim_n_4431380.html?utm_hp_ref=italy  

In crisis-hit Athens, plans for a mosque reveal deep divisions

The anti-Muslim atmosphere which prevails in Greece could pose a danger to immigrants. A new ¨clash¨ has been produced between Orthodoxes and Muslims due to plans for a mosque. In time of crisis, Greeks have become more susceptible to express publicly their ideas about extreme nationalism and racism.[Source]

Racist media under the watchful eye of a group of youths

The group of youths (Italian, immigrants and second generation) who created “Occhio ai media”, an observatory whose aim is monitoring and reporting racist and discriminatory press, wrote the book ¨Nella mia tendopoli nessuno è straniero¨. The book tells about the earthquake that took place in Emilia Romagna from the immigrants point of view: they lost their homes and lived side by side with italians inside the tents.

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The Facebook page REPORTING RACISM is often misleading and racist

This facebook community was born in opposition to the facebook community REPORTING RACISM (SEGNALIAMO IL RAZZISMO). The community administrator specifies that this page is open to everyone whose comments on REPORTING RACISM have been deleted or addressed as racist ones. Most of posts express a racist point of view and concern mainly cultural and political issues relating to migrants.

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