Call for Abstracts: 'International Conference on Hate Speech and Discrimination' LAST SUBMISSION: SEPT 21

Hrant Dink Foundation will hold the online conference titled 'International Hate Speech and Discrimination Conference' on December 11-12, 2020 in collaboration with Friedrich Naumann Foundation. We kindly ask applicants to fill the form on until September 21, 2020.

This conference aims to create a space where the problems caused by hate speech and discriminatory discourse can be revealed and analyzed; moreover, country-specific experiences, strategies, and academic studies for countering these problems could be exchanged, and potential collaborations developed.

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With the International Hate Speech and Discriminatory Discourse Conference planned to be held on December 11-12, 2020, civil society representatives, academics, legal experts, occupational organizations, media workers and journalists will be brought together to create a common platform for discussion and inspire new academic studies and other methods to counter racism in the field.

We invite people conducting research on the topics below to contribute to the conference with their presentations:

  • Concepts of hate speech, discriminatory discourse, dangerous speech, discrimination hate racism
  • New approaches to media monitoring/watch works
  • Freedom of expression, freedom of the press
  • Discrimination and hate speech based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Discrimination based on belief and religion, xenophobia, discrimination against migrants and refugees, antisemitism
  • Ageism
  • Discrimination against disabled people
  • Double discrimination and intersectionality
  • Discrimination originates from authoritarianism, populist and polarized politics
  • Online hate speech and researches for monitoring online hate speech
  • Roles of different actors like states, private companies, civil society organizations in countering online hate speech, regulatory tools and countering methods
  • Methods and tactics of creating counter-narrative/alternative narratives, alternative discourse, pluralist discourse
  • Alternative methods for countering discrimination

Applicants should consider the items in the following:

  • The working languages of the conference will be English and Turkish. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided. The abstract of applications should be submitted only in English and their translation into English will be applicants’ responsibility;
  • The presentations are limited to 20 minutes in order to have time for the Q&A session and the discussions;
  • The conference will be streamed live on Hrant Dink Foundation’s FacebookTwitter and YouTube accounts;
  • The conference will be of an ‘interdisciplinary’ nature The conference is open to the participation of researchers from various disciplines including communication and media studies, gender studies, migration studies, anthropology, cultural studies, sociology, political science, psychology, history;
  • We are expecting the researchers who wish to attend the conference submit a 300-word abstract of their presentationwith a 150-word resume, to the form below by September 21st, 2020. Only abstracts written in English will be accepted. There will be simultaneous translation in Turkish and English during the event;
  • The abstracts that will be featured in the conference will be selected by the international scientific committee.