#defyhatenow is an urgent community peacebuilding, training and conflict reconciliation project aiming to strengthen the voices and support the actions of peace & youth oriented civil society organisations in South Sudan.
#defyhatenow aims to raise awareness of and develop means to mitigate social media based hate speech, conflict rhetoric and online incitement to violence.
#defyhatenow seeks to support those voices acting against the conflict to go ‘viral’ within and outside the country – also bringing the South Sudanese diaspora into the online peace building framework, bridging gaps of knowledge and awareness of social media mechanisms between those with access to technology and those without.
#DefyHateNow: Mobilising Civic Action Against Hate Speech and Directed Social Media Incitement to Violence in South Sudan.
#DefyHateNow is an initiative to combat social media hate speech by the r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation, Berlin, and the Community Empowerment for Progress Organisation (CEPO), Juba, funded by the ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (zivik) with means of the German Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt)."
Images, videos, sound recordings, reports and other media produced by the project shall bear the name of the author (and institutional affiliation where applicable) and are released under a Creative Commons "Attribution - Share Alike 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)"