PeaceTech Lab has developed a Lexicon of Hate Speech Terms, combining 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.


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.


#defyhatenow Social Media Code of Conduct

Stopping hate – get the trolls out Guidelines by Media Diversity Institute

UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom: Countering Online Hate Speech:

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

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 recognized 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

#defyhatenow journalist guidelines on reporting hate speech

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.

Brief Report: Access to Media in South Sudan, Internews Brief Report 2015

Medium – Building Peace in a World Without Media

Full report: We’re Still Listening – Internews Media Survey, South Sudan 2015

The role of transnational networks and mobile citizens in South Sudan’s global community A pilot study focused on Melbourne and Juba MARCH 2018

This report is jointly released by the Human Rights Division (HRD) of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and focuses on the right to freedom of opinion and expression in South Sudan