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.

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

Lina Eklund

Lina Eklund

PhD and Researcher in the Department of Sociology at Stockholm University

Noman Mubashir

Noman Mubashir

Journalist

Sema Erla Serdar

Sema Erla Serdar

Project Manager at The Icelandic Youth Forum

Arne Jensen

Arne Jensen

Secretary General, Association of Norwegian Editors

Jeanette Gustafsdotter

Jeanette Gustafsdotter

Managing Director of The Swedish Media Publishers’ Association

Þórdís Elva Þorvaldsdóttir

Þórdís Elva Þorvaldsdóttir

Writer and Social Commentator

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

Panda Eriksson

Panda Eriksson

Secretary of the Board of Trasek

Ingrid Haukland

Ingrid Haukland

Singer/Artist

Anette Bonde

Anette Bonde

Chief Consultant, The Danish Ministry of Education

Bjørn Lescher-Nuland

Bjørn Lescher-Nuland

Acting Director of the Equality Department, The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs

Tora Aasland

Tora Aasland

Head of the Norwegian UNESCO Comission

Atte Oksanen

Atte Oksanen

Professor in Social Psychology at the University in Tampere

Moa Bladini

Moa Bladini

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

Jorge Maria Londoño

Jorge Maria Londoño

Leader of Save the Children Youth Sweden

Tarek Hussein

Tarek Hussein

Social Commentator

Peder Nustad

Peder Nustad

Head of Education at the Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities and Project Leader of Dembra

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 Haukland, Artist/Singer
Tarek Hussein, Social Commentator
Moderator: Noman Mubashir

12:15 – Lunch

Countering Hate Speech

13:15 – Women Under Online Fire, Þórdís Elva Þorvaldsdóttir, Writer and Social Commentator
13:30 – Preventing Hate Speech and Anti-Democratic Attitudes in School, Peder Nustad, Head of Education at the Centerfor Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities and Project Leader of Dembra
13:45 – Code of Ethics Against the Sharing of Offensive Material , Annette Bonde, Chief Consultant, Danish Ministry of Education
14:00 – Counter Narratives in Response to Hate Speech, Youths From the Stop Hate Speech Campaign in the Nordic Countries
14:20 –
Launch of Info Material on Hate Speech, Bjørn Lescher-Nuland, Acting Head of the Euqality Department, The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs

14:35 – Coffee Break

What Can or Should We Accept in the Public Debate?

14:55 – Why Do We Have to Defend the Freedom of Expression? Tora Aasland, Head of the Norwegian UNESCO Comission

15:10 – What Can or Should We Accept in the Public Debate? Is There a Difference Between the Nordic Countries of What is Acceptable in the Public Debate? What Can Be Done to Prevent and Counter Hate Speech in the Media?
Panel Discussion with:
Jeanette Gustafsdotter, Managing Director of the Swedish Media Publishers’ Association
Arne Jensen, Secretary General of the Association of Norwegian Editors
David Rebouh, Journalist and Editor for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation
Moderator: Noman Mubashir