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Hate Speech and Incitement to Genocide (NYC)

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 11:00am


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations   Invite you to a Panel Discussion:

HATE SPEECH AND
INCITEMENT TO GENOCIDE

Friday, February 1, 2013
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
New York, NY
This event is by invitation only. Please e-mail events@worldpolicy.org for more information

The international community faces an ongoing challenge in protecting the rights to freedom of opinion and expression while also combating incitement to genocide and preventing violence based on hatred.

The co-hosts listed above are presenting a panel to address the phenomena of hate speech and incitement to mass violence, including genocide.  The panel will focus on:

  • The distinction between hate speech and incitement to violence
  • Challenges and tools related to monitoring incitement to genocide
  • Policy approaches and tools to address offensive speech that do not infringe on freedom of expression

Welcome:  

  • His Excellency, Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen, Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations (TBC)

Keynote Speech:  

  • Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

Moderator:  

  • Santiago Canton, Program Director, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights  

Panelists:

  • Frank LaRue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression.
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  • Susan Benesch, Genocide Prevention Fellow, US Holocaust Memorial Museum and Founder, Dangerous Speech Project, World Policy Institute
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  • George Weiss, Founder, Radio La Benevolencija Humanitarian Tools Foundation (La Benevolencija), a Dutch NGO that uses edutainment and psycho-education to combat hate speech and empower victims in Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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  • Aidan White, founding Director, Ethical Journalism Network, a global campaign to promote ethics and good governance across all media platforms


This event is funded, in part, by the Helena Rubinstein Fund.

Additional funding has been provided by the Dangerous Speech Project at the  World Policy Institute as part of its efforts to limit the catastrophic effects of dangerous speech without impeding the right to freedom of expression.

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