Roundtable: How can online hate speech be stopped?Kursnummer: 11919
Round table discussion
How can online hate speech be stopped? Legal considerations and best newsroom practices. Participants and discussants: journalists, media experts from Slovakia and Austria.
When: 27 February 2019, from 14:00 to 17:00
Where: Haus of the European Union, Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Vienna, Austria.
Language: English without translation.
Registration deadline: 24 February 2019
Forum Journalismus und Medien Wien (fjum), Presseclub Concordia, Representation of the European Commission in Austria and Paneuropean University (Bratislava).
The proliferation of hate speech in mass media, online violence against journalists, and rapid distribution of fake news have raised concerns regarding the future of democracy. How can hate speech be contained without affecting the freedom of expression? Is legislation a solution? Which are the best newsroom practices?
Event presided by Prof. Iveta Radičová, former Slovakia’s Prime Minister
|14:00-14:15||Welcome greetings and brief introduction
Prof. Iveta Radičová, Dean, Media Faculty, Pan-European University, Bratislava
|14:15-15:30||Best newsroom practices in combating hate speech
Moderator: Prof. Iveta Radičová
Thematic introduction (5 minutes per speaker)
Dr Liriam Sponholz, Austrian Academy of Sciences and Alpen Adria University
Dr Martin Kasarda, Pan-European University, Bratislava
Javier Luque, International Press Institute, Vienna
Dr Anton Szomolányi, Pan-European University, Bratislava
Discussants: Christian Burger (Der Standard), Matt Rogerson, Head of Public Policy at The Guardian Media Group,
Debate with participants.
|15:30-15:45||Coffee and networking|
|15:45-17:00||Can regulation and legislation be an effective tool for countering online hate speech in media? Can regulation be compatible with freedom of expression?
Moderator: Dr Alexander Warzilek, General Manager, Austria Press Council
Thematic introductions (5 minutes per speaker)
Dr Wolfgang Bogensberger, Deputy Representative of the European Commission to Austria
Dr Katarína Batková, Pan-European University, Bratislava
Dr Krisztina Rozgonyi, University of Vienna
Juraj Čorba, Pan-European University, Bratislava
Discussants: Dr Michal Vašečka, Pan-European University, Bratislava; Dr Nikolaus Forgò, Faculty of Law, University of Vienna, Dr Hans Peter Lehofer, Judge, Austrian Supreme Administrative Court, Institute for Austrian and European Public Law, University of Business and Economics and Dr Susanne Lackner, Vice Chair, Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR)
Discussion with participants
Journalists, media lawyers, media experts
Maximum number of participants: 50
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