Panorama: The Pan-European Observatory for Mitigation of Hate Speech
The PANORAMA project (2022 - 2023) 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
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.
Dare To Be Grey
University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
European Union - Rights, Equality & Citizenship Programme
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.