BRICkS – Building Respect on the Internet by Combating Hate Speech
From November 2014 to October 2016
Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Belgium.
The general objective is to combat the spread of online hate speech against migrants and minorities through media literacy and active involvement of web users and web content producers. Instead of focusing only on the possible negative consequences resulting from the use of the Internet by young people, the objective is to explore the opportunities for intercultural and interfaith dialogue on the web. The project is not addressed only to media consumers, but also to media professionals, who are facing the challenges of the digital information. Media representations influence public perceptions and attitudes, especially for sensitive topics such as migration. Therefore, it’s important being aware of the effects of the information flow especially on the web.
Who is involved
Teachers, educators, web experts, media activists,second generation migrant associations, social media managers and young people.
Five national studies to analyze the representation of migrants and minorities in online newspapers and magazines and a European study comparing the situation in participating countries.
- Meetings and exchanges
- Training module and multimedia toolkit
An innovative and flexible training module and multimedia toolkit as a result of the participatory meetings and exchanges.
Workshops in upper secondary schools and youth centers aimed at identifying and react to hate speech manifestations with web tools and positive actions.
- Online campaign
Interactive platform and online campaign involving young people and promoting a public debate about the big issues of circulation of information in the era of digital world.
- European event
A final event at the Pisa Internet Festival.
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