Citizen Journalists on Tour - Countering Hate Speech

Posted: 2017-05-01
Written by: EU Network
Category: Europe
Tagged: youth project no hate speech journalism germany citizen journalism

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Training Course

9-16 June 2017 | Trebnitz, Germany

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 14 MAY 2017

SUMBIT APPLICATION FORM HERE

What is hate speech and how can it be countered? During this training we will deepen our understanding of the phenomenon, learn strategies how to react to hate speech on the internet and meet with media, political and civil society actors in Berlin.

Altogether 24 youth workers and trainers from Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland and United Kingdom are invited. There are four spots per country available and with this call we are looking for a few more participants from Germany, Hungary, Poland and UK.

IDEA

Citizen Journalists on Tour is a training course for youth workers and trainers on the issue of hate speech on the internet. It offers an opportunity to:

(1) Deepen your understanding of the phenomenon of hate speech;
(2) Learn different strategies how to counter hate speech on the internet;
(3) Network and develop own ideas with participants from six different countries

CONTEXT

In light of the political right turn in many European countries we witness an increasingly hostile atmosphere towards Muslims, refugees, and other minority groups. For many people the internet serves as a platform to spread their racist views. The aim of the training is to empower youth workers to counter hate speech.

PROGRAM

In the first part of the program participants learn to recognize discriminatory posts and are familiarized with media literacy aspects of hate speech. As a next step, they embark on a field trip to Berlin and interview various representatives of the media, civil society and political institutions. Finally, they acquire practical skills on countering hate speech and learn how to apply these skills in their individual field of activity.

APPROACH

We will actively involve the participants and engage our brains, hearts and bodies. Our methodological approach includes theoretical inputs, discussions, workshops, reflections, best-practice examples, excursions, cooperation games, open space and others.

The seminar language will be English.

Contact for questions:
Patryk Grudzinski
E-Mail: grudzinski@kreisau.de
Phone: +49 (0)30 53 89 38 63 94

Costs

1. TRAVEL COSTS
Travel costs to Trebnitz (Germany) can be reimbursed up to maximum amount depending on the country of residence. For details see the attached call.
2. ACCOMMODATION
The venue of the training is Trebnitz Castle Education and Exchange Centre (60km east of Berlin). It is a professional, experienced and well-equipped educational centre in a village.
All participants will be provided with full-board accommodation throughout the whole training course. It allows for different dietary needs. The participants will be lodged in shared rooms.
For further information: www.schloss-trebnitz.de
3. PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee covers full-board accommodation, program and excursions. It is graduated according to your country of residence. For details see the attached call.

This training activity is funded by:

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