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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  

EU ministers condemn racism aimed at Italian minister Cécile Kyenge

EU ministers condemn racism aimed at Italian minister Cécile Kyenge

source: in Rome. theguardian.com,

‘Representatives of 17 European Union countries have gathered in Rome to condemn the “unacceptable” stream of racist insults directed at Cécile Kyenge, the Italian minister for integration, and call for a new pact to stamp out discrimination across the bloc.’

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Italian PA opens its doors to foreign nationals

Italian PA opens its doors to foreign nationals

Italy has just made a step ahead in fighting discrimination against foreign workers, and finally complied – with delay – with European legislation. From September 4th, also immigrants to whom Italian citizenship has not been granted yet can apply for jobs in Public Administration.  However, the law imposes two restrictions: first of all, only foreign nationals holding a residence card (carta di soggiorno), refugee status or subsidiary protection status (status di protezione sussidiaria) can take part in state competitions for access to jobs in PA. Secondly, they cannot apply for jobs that imply the exercise of state powers. This means that there will be no foreign nationals among the members of the police, the judiciary or the military; however, it will be possible to find immigrants who teach in Italian state schools, are employed by municipal offices or take care of patients in hospitals.”

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French National Observatory of Sensitive urban zones (ZUS) looks into a ¨territorial¨ discrimination

National Observatory of Sensitive urban zones (ZUS) is worried about the inhabitants of some ZUS. The study shows that there is a link between a physic address and chances to get a job in France. If you have a ¨bad¨ address, you probably face with discrimination during the recruitment process.[Source]