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  • Status: Ongoing
  • Thematic area: Independent and social media platforms
  • Country: Syria
  • Year approved:2020

Observatory of Hate Speech and Incitement to Violence in Syrian Media

  • Name of organisation / initiative supported: Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression
  • Start date: 1 February 2020
  • End date: 31 October 2020

Initiative summary:

In 2017 the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression launched a unique media monitoring initiative to reduce hate speech and incitement to violence in Syrian media. After monitoring 24 media outlets, they published a report and organised a workshop on hate speech for media representatives. EED funding is allowing them to carry out a new monitoring cycle with an upgraded monitoring methodology and to develop a glossary with alternatives to hate speech terms.

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