Countering Hate: Nordic Conference on Hate Speech

Hate speech can be broadly defined as degrading, threatening, harassing or stigmatizing speech, which affects individuals or a group. It has major consequences for its victims, and for society as a whole. Knowledge and experiences on how to combat hate speech are the subjects of the conference in Stavanger on 21 June 2017.

About the Conference

Time: Wednesday 21 June 2017, 9:00–16:00
Location: Sola Strand Hotel, Stavanger, Norway

Nordic and international experts, researchers, civil society activists, media and government representatives gathers to discuss how we can combat hate speech. Youth organisations and activists are especially encouraged to participate.
Gender-based hate speech and youth perspectives are emphasized throughout the conference.
The conference will be in English.

Deadline for registration is 7 June 2017.

There is no participation fee. Participants must cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.

If you would like to book a room at Sola Strand Hotel, please send an email to booking@sola-strandhotel.no. Please use the following code for your booking: bufdir.kk

Other options for accommodation close to the conference are Quality Airport Stavanger and Clarion Hotel Air.

The conference is a collaboration between The Nordic Council of Ministers, The Norwegian Ministry of Children and Equality and The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs.

Participants

Solveig Horne

Solveig Horne

The Norwegian Minister of Children and Equality

Mari Trommald

Mari Trommald

Director of The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs

Atte Oksanen

Atte Oksanen

Professor in Social Psychology at the University in Tampere

Nasima Razmyar

Nasima Razmyar

Representative in The Finnish Parliament

Paul Iganski

Paul Iganski

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Lancaster University

Lumi Zuleta

Lumi Zuleta

Project Leader at The Danish Institute for Human Rights

Noman Mubashir

Noman Mubashir

Journalist

Moa Bladini

Moa Bladini

Senior Lecturer of Criminal Law and Procedure at the University of Gothenburg

Lina Eklund

Lina Eklund

PhD and Researcher in the Department of Sociology at Stockholm University

Programme

08:00 – Registration
09:00 – Musical performance by Ingrid Haukeland
09:10 – Welcome by Mari Trommald, Director of The Norwegian Directorate for Children Youth and Family Affairs
09:15 – Opening by Solveig Horne, the Norwegian Minister of Children and Equality

What Do We Know About Hate Speech?

09:25 – Vile Words: Combating Everyday Hate Speech, Paul Iganski, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Lancaster University
09:50 – Hate and Threats on the Internet – the Legal Regulation in The Nordic Contries From a Gender Perspective, Moa Bladini, Senior Lecturer of Criminal Law at The University of Gothenburg
10:10 – Online Hate Speech in the Danish Public Debate, Lumi Zuleta, Project Lecturer at The Danish Institute for Human Rights

10:30 – Coffee Break

Youth and Cyberhate

10:50 – Young people and Cyberhate: Emerging Risks from Cross-National and Social Psychological Perspectives, Atte Oksanen, Professor of Social Psychology at The University in Tampere
11:10 – Sexual Harrasment in Online Video Games, Lina Eklund, PhD and Researcher in the Department of Sociology at Stockholm University
11:30 – Panel Conversation: Youths and Cyberhate – Strategies to Combat Hate Speech Online
Sema Erla Serdar, Project Manager at The Icelandic Youth Forum
Panda Eriksson, Secretary of the Board of Trasek
Jorge Maria Londoño, Leader of Save the Children Youth Sweden
Ingrid Haukeland, Artist/Singer
Moderator: Noman Mubashir

12:15 – Lunch

Countering Hate Speech

13:15 – Nasima Razmyar, Member of the Finnish Parliament
13:30 – Democratic Resistance Against Racism and Anti-Semitism, Peder Nustad, Head of Education at the Centerfor Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities and Project Leader of Dembra