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  • Monitoring and responding to hate speech "Get the Trolls Out! Phase 2"

  • From January 2018 EFOMW starts with activities in a new project led by Media Diversity Institute and in cooperation with several organisations from Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, UK.

    Project is continuation of “Get the Trolls Out!” (2015-2016) which was highly successful initiative that gave young people and CSOs the tools to combat antisemitism in the European media space.

    The project "Get the Trolls Out! Phase 2" aims to encourage young people to combat discrimination and religious intolerance in Europe and will benefit from the partners’1 experience of using innovative media outputs to deliver a powerful counter-narrative.

    This time it includes monitoring and responding to diverse forms of hate speech, including Islamophobia, anti-Christian sentiments, and attempts to turn public opinion against migrants and asylum-seekers.   

    Project time is 2017-2019


    Project objectives:

    1. To empower civil society organizations across Europe to identify and highlight intolerance and xenophobia targeting minority communities including Jewish and Muslim, and Christian communities.
    2. To challenge stereotypes, debunk extremist mythology and shape public opinion by developing inclusive content and leveraging traditional and new media platforms.
    3. To consolidate and extend the network of human rights defenders and young activists committed to stemming the rise of intolerance and discrimination in Europe. 

    Key Activities:

    • Media Monitoring:  Monitoring of traditional and new media uncovers and anti-religious speech and discourses by public and other figures.
    • Mechanisms to Publicise Complaints: When project’s monitoring efforts detect anti-religious speech and discourses in the media, the partners expose and counter them using the most appropriate mechanisms, such as articles and blog posts, letters and meetings to editors and heads of policy.
    • Video Story Production: Videos rigorously debunk anti-religious stereotypes and give voice to personal testimonies and experiences, contributing to a wider awareness and understanding of hate speech.
    • Social Media Strategy: A project-dedicated website and social media platforms are the key of the campaign, while the program partners use their websites, Facebook and Twitter pages to push out the program’s media products and launch discussion and conversation about combating anti-religious hate.


    1. Partners: Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et l'Antisémitisme (Licra), Amadeu Antonio Stitfung (AAS), European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS), Symbiosis, The Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ), European Forum of Muslim Women (EFOMW), and with the support of the Council of Europe.
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