Past Event

Religious Inequalities in Development

#Incite! Identifying and challenging online hate speech

30 September 2021 13:30–15:00

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.

Speakers include:

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. 



Key contacts

Emilie Wilson

Head of Communications and Impact, ICTD

+44 (0)1273 915779


In partnership with
Minority Rights Group (MRG)


About this event

Iraq Pakistan

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