Since the outbreak of violence in the December 2013, South Sudanese have called attention to how hate speech has inflamed further violent conflict. But what’s the connection between online hate narratives and violence on the ground in South Sudan? How do we begin to understand those connections?

To address these questions, PeaceTech Lab has developed a Lexicon of Hate Speech Termscombining cutting-edge social media analysis with in-country expertise to identify both the terms likely to incite violence, and their social and political context. The Lexicon also identifies alternative language that would mitigate the impact of this speech via an online portal for countering hate speech.

The goal of this research is to inform organizations and individuals combating hate speech and building peace in South Sudan, as well as to raise awareness among social media users on the dangers of specific inflammatory language.

Social Media & Conflict in South Sudan: Lexicon of Hate Speech Terms

Access a summary of the project, live visualizations from the social media analysis of hate speech, news articles, and resources for organizations countering hate speech through the South Sudan Hate Speech Data Portal.

#defyhatenow Workshop Toolkits for Social Media Awareness

Training to provide deeper understanding of the social media landscape, online hate speech and its effects in South Sudan, online and offline. Open source materials for Students, Journalists, Teachers, Researchers, Lawyers, Citizens.

SOCIAL MEDIA #PEACEJAM TOOLKIT #PEACEDAY 21st SEPT 2016
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INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE HATE SPEECH
#defyhatenow what is hate speech?

Guidelines on responsible use of Social Media
#defyhatenow Social Media Code of Conduct

HOW TO COUNTER HATE SPEECH ON TWITTER
Stopping hate – get the trolls out Guidelines by Media Diversity Institute

UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom: Countering Online Hate Speech:
UNESCO COUNTERING ONLINE HATE SPEECH REPORT PDF

The European Court of Human Rights looks at a variety of real-world cases regarding cases concerning incitement to hatred and freedom of expression.
Factsheet – Hate Speech

Article 19 exploring hate speech in international and domestic law.
Hate Speech – the advocacy of hatred based on nationality, race or religion – occupies an exceptional position in international law. Generally speaking, the right to freedom of expression extends to unpopular ideas and statements which “shock, offend or disturb.” Nevertheless, a number of human rights treaties, including the ICCPR, not only permit states to prohibit hate speech but actually require them to do so. In addition, one particular form of hate speech – incitement to genocide – is one of only a few types of acts recognised as a crime under international law, akin to war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

EU Guidelines: Hate Speech Code of Conduct
Framework legal decision on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law EU Brussels 31st May 2016<

dhn-jubapeacejam-04JOURNALIST GUIDELINES REPORTING ON HATE SPEECH
#defyhatenow journalist guidelines on reporting hate speech

Conflict Sensitive Social Media Reporting
#defyhatenow guidelines reporting hatespeech writingexcercise
#defyhatenow socialmedia conflict sensitive reporting excercise

journalists_formsETHICAL JOURNALISM 5 POINT TEST
Guidelines for ethical journalism on hate speech
The Campaign for Tolerance in African Journalism

Voice of the people – ojoVoz
an open source toolkit for the creation of community memories & stories
send image + voice messages from your phone to the web!

Witness Stories and Testimonials
Developing socio-technical methodologies for communal practice, the ojoVoz project has carried out extended workshops with communities at risk of exclusion in different parts of the world. The first workshop using ojoVoz in South Sudan took place on Saturday May 28th, 2016.

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Brief Report: Access to Media in South Sudan, Internews Brief Report 2015
Full report: We’re Still Listening – Internews Media Survey, South Sudan 2015
Medium – Building Peace in a World Without Media

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Image Credit: Internews

Mechachal Report on Hate Speech in Ethiopia
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03-PoC_James_post-itsImage by Hakim: Juba PoC3 Social Media Workshop 28th May 2016