‘Fight Against Hate’ Launch Event, Sydney 2014
The evening before International Human Rights Day, the Online Hate Prevention Institute will be holding a public event to launch “Fight against Hate” an online tool for reporting and monitoring online hate and bigotry. The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, will launch the new tool, which will dramatically change the game in public efforts against online hate and bigotry in social media.
“Fight Against Hate” will provide an independent means for people to report online hate speech and communicate and work with others who are pushing back against growing online hate. The new tool will also build a user-generated database of online hate speech which NGOs, academic researchers and governments will be able to use as a basis for research and to inform public policy.
The launch event will also feature an amazing panel discussion looking at various forms of online hate and their impact. The panel will include: Anthony Scerri, Federation of Ethnic Community Councils of Australia; Joumana Harris, President of the Muslim Women Association; Talitha Stone, Activist at Collective Shout; Julie Nathan, Research Officer at the Executive Council of Australian Jewry; Luke Pearson, Creator of @IndigenousX; and Noel Hadjimichael, CEO of the Parents’ Council NSW.
Jeremy Jones AM, who was awarded the Australian Human Rights Medal in 2007, will speak at the event in his capacity as co-chair of the Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism. Priscilla Brice, from the anti-racism charity All Together Now, will be speaking on behalf of OHPI’s International Advisory Board.
Further information is available for social media users, NGOs and researchers, and government agencies. Briefing information for the media is also available. You can also take a sneak peek at the tool.