Countering Hate Speech: Towards safer digital spaces
The webinar series ‘Countering Hate Speech: Towards safer digital spaces’ was hosted by ICES throughout the month of June 2021. Over 5 sessions, speakers discussed the socio-political contexts that give rise to hate speech, the issues with regulating speech, and how hate manifests itself in the media in SriLanka. The series closed with two technical sessions that guided participants through tools and critical thinking to assess information they encounter as they navigate mainstream and digital media.
This publication presents some of the key points raised by speakers during the series, and also provides added resources from these experts to allow readers to explore, further their knowledge, and critically engage with issues of hate speech, media, and regulation in their countries and contexts.