After the kick-off meeting last January in Florence, the eight partners of the Silence Hate project met in London for the second transnational meeting on 21st and 22nd June, organized by Media Diversity Institute. The aim has been to examine progress made in the activities, challenges to be addressed and new tasks ahead, but also to review work program and deadlines to ensure they are aligned with the project’s timeline.
The main activity carried out in the first semester of the project is the European Media Camp held in London in April 2018, where 30 participants with different expertise coming from the countries involved in the project gathered for a 5-days training. The follow-up of the camp will fund a number of proposals presented by the participants, which will be realized until the end of this year. Positive feedback have been collected among the participants and also the trainers have been very satisfied of the media productions.
The discussion was also focused on the organization of the trainings for trainers and workshops for young people in Italy, Poland and Greece. The main objective is to provide teachers, educators, activists and young people with tools of analysis and operational tools to recognize and combat online hate speech.
For what it concerns the dissemination of the project, the online communication is based on the website and social networks, National Facebook pages, a multilingual Instagram account and a Twitter account. Public events will be organized in 2019.
The next transnational meeting will be next December in Athens.