For the upcoming ONA meetup, Internews Project Director Will Ferroggiaro will discuss Internews’ human rights program, which focuses on the role of media in conflict, whether inciting violence or mitigating its causes. Currently, Internews works with local partners in Kenya, Kyrgyzstan and Burma to monitor media for hate speech.
He’ll open up a discussion on topics including:
· What type of hate speech is online — and why?
· What about the online environment is conducive to hate speech?
· What are the consequences for hate speech online in countries in transition as opposed to developed countries like the USA?
Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide. Internews is currently on the ground in 49 countries working to improve news and information quality, increase coverage of vital issues, expand information access, advocate for media law and policy, strengthen the viability of local media and deliver innovative media solutions.