Join us for this webinar organised by the IDS-led Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID) which will share pioneering research from Iraq and Pakistan on hate speech targeting religious minorities and approaches to countering this.
Around the world hate speech, especially online hate speech, is on the rise. But it’s most dangerous in places riven by political insecurity and violence where religious minorities already suffer from discrimination. Social media storms can be whipped up and quickly lead to attacks on people and property and the systematic targeting of entire communities.
This webinar is a rare chance to hear from experts on the ground in Pakistan and Iraq who are doing pioneering research identifying and tracking local expressions of hate speech targeting religious minorities using specialist software and working with young people and local journalists to counter it.
You will also hear from the BBC’s Disinformation Unit, and others in the tech industry who are tracking the latest ideas for tackling abuse and trolling online.
This webinar is chaired by Emily Buchanan, CREID Podcasts host and also on BBC Radio 4 Sunday Programme, with opening remarks by Mariz Tadros, CREID Director and IDS Research Fellow.
- Aila Gill, Programme Coordinator, CREID in Pakistan
- Claire Thomas, Deputy Director, Minority Rights Group
- Dunola Oladapo, Head of Avast Foundation Youth Leadership Board
- Haroon Baloch, Senior Program Manager, Bytes for All, Pakistan,
- Iqbal Haider Butt, Programme Advisor at Bargad, a leading youth development organisation in Pakistan
- Mehvish Hussain, Head of BBC Urdu
- Naumana Suleman, Pakistan Lead and South Asia Coordinator, Minority Rights Group
- Dr Pshtiwan Faraj, Program Manager at Independent Media Organization in Kurdistan
- Rebecca Skippage, Head of BBC Disinformation Unit
- Salam Omer, Editor-in-Chief, KirkukNow
Register to attend this free online webinar. If you are unable to join us, please contact [email protected] for a link to a recording of the event.