Panorama: The Pan-European Observatory for Mitigation of Hate Speech

The PANORAMA project (2022 - 2023) analyzed online hate speech through its patterns and dynamics with the aim to counteract hate speech worldwide. It breached the challenges of addressing hate speech, which lay in the lack of understanding of its online trends and characteristics.

Panorama: The Pan-European Observatory for Mitigation of Hate Speech

Hate speech can be addressed only when understood. This is why the PANORAMA posited a ground-breaking research of the nature of our online environments and their dynamics, which drive hate speech. The project looked 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 counteracted online hate speech through uncovering its patterns by providing continuous reporting of hate speech in the EU. It combined 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 was an online system and platform for monitoring hate speech in 24 EU languages. Constant hate speech reporting and its rigorous analysis improved positive communication across different relevant bodies. The platform’s data offer understanding of hate speech to policy makers, scientists and law enforcement bodies. These actors were able to design and execute better suited and personalised responses to online hate speech.

PDCS was part of the international consortium of partners and contributed to the project by organising and co-organising national and regional roundtables that were 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 allowed researchers to share insights from platform research and data. This uncovered the possibilities for positive narrative campaigns, which improved our online environments.

The Panorama project builds on the activities of the Project Grey.



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Related events

  • Online system and platform for monitoring hate speech

  • National and regional roundtables

  • In the international conference Civic Actors in War and Peace we aimed 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. Check out the speakers we invited

  • International photographic competition - CONFLICT THROUGH THE LENS was organised at the end of 2022 and the idea of the competition was to challenge students at university level of any study programs and non-professional photographers to send us photographs that will show us how they perceive conflict in contemporary societies.

Project Partners

  • Dare To Be Grey

    Dare To Be Grey

  • Textgain

    Textgain

  • University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

    University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

Supporters

  • European Union - Rights, Equality & Citizenship Programme

    European Union - Rights, Equality & Citizenship Programme

Consultants

  • Lukáš Zorád / Program Director, Consultant

    Lukáš Zorád

    Program Director, Consultant

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