EHU faculty tackles hate speech online

EHU faculty tackles hate speech online

European Humanities University (EHU) is a partner organization in the project C.O.N.T.A.C.T. (Creating Online Network, monitoring Team and phone App to Counter hate crime Tactics).

The project is a synergy between five universities and seven NGOs from 10 different countries (UK, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Malta, Poland, Lithuania, Romania, Greece, Cyprus) funded by the European Commission. EHU team represented by faculty from the Department of Social and Political Sciences (Assoc. Prof. Andrei Stsiapanau, lecturer Tatsiana Chulitskaya and lecturer Uladzislau Ivanou) and faculty of the Department of Media (lecturer Olga Sasunkevich), will research hate crime/speech in Lithuania. The aim of the project is to improve, encourage and analyse reporting of hate crime/speech online as well as raise awareness about what hate crime is, how to prevent it and how to report it.

This 2-year project will combine research with practical activities, such as training and course development. It will also develop an Online Network, a monitoring Team and a phone App which will have a direct link to the project webpage to counter hate crime tactics. The main groups targeted by the project are youth, media, legal and law enforcement professionals.  The project will culminate in a major international conference to be held in Cyprus in May 2017.

For more details please contact: Dr. Andrei Stsiapanau andrei.stsiapanau @ ehu.lt or Dr. Tatsiana Chulitskaya tatsiana.chulitskaya @ ehu.lt.

Co-financed by:European Commission