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Friday, May 18 • 14:30 - 15:45
(En)countering hate speech: Let's diversify our solutions

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Space for civil society is shrinking. The internet allows us to create social movements and encourages broad discussion, but it also creates barriers to participation, spreads prejudices, incites hate, and makes it easier to manipulate people. The threat of online abuse and harassment prevents people from discussing important issues and from seeking out different opinions. Let’s use this interactive session to explore “out of the box” and complementary ways of countering hate speech and reopening OUR online civic space. 

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Gabriela Terrazas

Business Development & Partnerships, RNW Media
Gabriela is an experienced business developer, fundraiser and partnership developer for both the corporate and non-profit sectors. She is an expert in building partnerships, creating and promoting innovative solutions, and raising funds to support a diverse range of projects.Presently... Read More →

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Bec Connelly

Content Strategist, RNW Media
Bec Connelly understands how to get information in front of people in digital spaces. At RNW she works alongside teams to understand how technical platforms can be built to be inclusive of different opinions and perspectives. She also explores how to adapt language to different contexts... Read More →
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Pavithra Ram

Content Strategist, RNW Media
Pavi is an international development specialist focused on the intersection of internet, media and social change. Currently a strategist in RNW Media’s social inclusion program- Citizens’ Voice, she helps build digital communities and create alternate/digital civic spaces in countries... Read More →
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anika verma

Senior Manager - Media Campaign, Breakthrough India
My focus has been on using digital media for storytelling and leveraging media tech for public discourse against social injustices in India. At Breakthrough India, I work in the media and communication vertical creating public campaigns, strategies and content to counter various gender... Read More →

Friday May 18, 2018 14:30 - 15:45 EDT