Recap 2015: International Engagement


In Recap 2015 series, we look back at some of our major achievements during the year. 

OHPI’s work received much international recognition in 2015.

This year, OHPI’s CEO presented our work at the UN headquarters at a conference on hate speech organised by the Unit Nations Alliance of Civilizations. Dr Oboler joined representatives from UNAOC and UNESCO on a panel focussing on digital hate.

OHPI’s CEO was also invited as a panellist for a conference on antisemitism organised by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in Hungary, and participated in the Israeli Government run Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism in May 2015. Our CEO served as a member of the Forum’s steering committee and co-chair of its online antisemitism working group. We also participated and presented at the 12th Biennial Seminar on Antisemitism run by Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Centre.

OHPI also held workshops for high school and university students using as part of the “Facing Today’s Reality” Seminar organised by the Jewish Federation of New Zealand. Our work and was noted and praised in the report “Countering Online Hate Speech” produced by UNESCO.

Our work has also been extensively presented in India by our CEO as part of his role as a Distinguished Visitor for the IEEE Computer Society, one of the largest professional associations in the technology space internationally. There were 10 talks in India directly focusing on OHPI’s work combating online hate, some of these were for conferences, some for universities, and some for large industry players. The size of audience ranged from 50 to 400. The larger talks attracted media coverage and were attended by senior leaders of major IT corporations in India.

OHPI’s international engagement furthers our long term goal of being a world leader in combating online hate and a critical partner who works with key stakeholders to improve the prevention, mitigation and responses to online hate.


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