Panorama: The Pan-European Observatory for Mitigation of Hate Speech
The PANORAMA project will analyse online hate speech through its patterns and dynamics with the aim to counteract hate speech worldwide. It will breach the challenges of addressing hate speech, which lay in the lack of understanding of its online trends and characteristics.
Hate speech can be addressed only when understood. This is why the PANORAMA posits a ground-breaking research of the nature of our online environments and their dynamics, which drive hate speech. The project will look at the linguistic manifestations of hate speech online, at the networks connecting hate speech perpetrators and at the role of media in spreading disinformation through their strategies.
The Pan-European Observatory for Mitigation of Hate Speech will achieve the goal to counteract online hate speech through uncovering its patterns by providing continuous reporting of hate speech in the EU. It will combine big data research with a network of more than 50 experts to generate insights into patterns, trends and drivers of online hate speech and extremism. The outcome of the project will be an online system and platform for monitoring hate speech in 24 EU languages. Constant hate speech reporting and its rigorous analysis will improve positive communication across different relevant bodies. The platform’s data will offer understanding of hate speech to policy makers, scientists and law enforcement bodies. These actors will be able to design and execute better suited and personalised responses to online hate speech.
PDCS is part of the international consortium of partners and will contribute to the project by organising and co-organising national and regional roundtables that will be held to provide initial insights and information about the issue, discussions of general topics of hate speech and current themes. A two-day conference "Civic Actors in War and Peace", November 9-10, 2022 in Bratislava, Slovakia will allow researchers to share insights from platform research and data. This will uncover the possibilities for positive narrative campaigns, which would improve our online environments.
The Panorama project builds on the activities of the Project Grey.
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Online system and platform for monitoring hate speech
He has worked at PDCS since 2016 as a program coordinator and project manager with focus on depolarisation and radicalisation prevention. Apart from that he is also training online security and is interested in any online trends.
Lukas has a passion for education as he studied teaching of ecology and geography and is an author of methodological materials for various educators.
In the past he also worked as development worker for People in Peril, mostly in Kenya but also in South Sudan and Tanzania. Poverty alleviation through increasing food security and practical nature protection were among the issues he worked on.
He likes African literature, is member of the Cloud Appreciation Society and co-owner of local Football Community Kozmos, the first community owned football club in Slovakia.
Conference "Civic Actors in War and Peace" coming in fall
SAVE THE DATE for an international conference "Civic Actors in War and Peace" which will take place on November 9 –10, 2022 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
In this conference we aim to explore what strategies we as civic actors can utilize to address hate, polarisation and extremism in our online and offline communities both in times of war and peace.
Annual Report 2021
The year 2021 was a significant milestone for PDCS and was a year-round celebration of our "30 years of PDCS". You can read the summary of what we achieved and which programs and topics were in our focus in our annual report.
Listen to our podcast Why Minorities Behave Differently?
Daryl Davis and Stano Daniel. Two men, activists, who do belong to minorities in their countries. Do they, despite their social status, middle-class income, education and relative comfort they live in, feel like they belong to minorities? Zuza Fialová asked them during the conference The Power of Cities, why oppressed people behave differently and why it is sometimes so difficult to understand each other.
The podcast has been recorded during the live conference in October 2022. Discussion was a part of the conference within the program The Power of Cities in Bratislava.
Podcast How Germany Deals with Hooligans
Within series of 30th anniversary of PDCS we talk with Stefan Schützler (Germany), good friend of ours with experience in social work with hooligans and homeless people. You will hear why the pandemic affected so badly the homeless and the other weakest people in Germany, what has changed in the attitude towards the homeless. We also discuss hooligans and what it takes to tackle the problem of radicalization of football fans. And in the end is the most beautiful compliment PDCS has received as a congrats to its 30th anniversary.
Podcast Bridgebuilders in a Polarized World
In the series of podcasts for the 30th anniversary of PDCS, we continue with an interview with our colleague and friend Julia Roig on peace, conflict resolution and democracy in America and elsewhere in the world.
Bringing People Together (podcast with Daryl Davis)
In the Bringing People Together podcast, our friend, musician and activist Daryl Davis talks about the fact that music is not a luxury, it is a necessity in our lives. It does not need an interpreter, it helps us, rejuvenates and regenerates. The aggressors who shot in the schools never went to music classes.