European Federation of Journalists

Silence Hate

Silence Hate is a collective project of COSPEEFJ,  Media Diversity Institute (MDI), Amnesty International Italy, Amnesty International Poland, KARPOS, Zaffiria, and Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC). The project seeks to combat and prevent online hate speech against migrants and refugees by developing new and creative counter-narratives.

The main aims of the project are:

  • To exchange best practices among journalists, media activists and bloggers, improving their capacity to create counter-narratives on migration issues;
  • To provide teachers, educators, activists and young people with tools of analysis and operational tools to recognize and combat online hate speech;
  • To raise awareness of young people and the general public about the risks of the diffusion of racist discourse on the web and about the importance to react to hate speech.

The project involves participants from 6 European countries – Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Poland, and United Kingdom.