News Headlines

  • Council of Europe launches a human rights guide for internet users
  • White Supremacist Website Linked to Nearly 100 Murders Worldwide
  • Anti-Semitic keyboard warrior becomes real-life terrorist (USA)
  • One Czech Facebook page calling for the killing of "gypsies" shut down, one still open
  • Schools must realise that classroom bullying continues online – Cyber Crime Head (Malta)
  • Blog outing online racists causes a stir (Germany)
  • “Digital natives” turn to parents and teachers for digital literacy skills, new study finds (Canada)
  • Internet providers can be forced to block access to illegal downloads, rules EU Court

  • Network activities

    INACH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2013 IN UPPSALA, SWEDEN INACH Annual Conference 2013 in Uppsala (SWEDEN) on October 17th!

    At this year's conference we will focus on the relation between civil society and politics/policy making and address three different spheres of accountability. Trough the theme "CIVIL ACTIVISM AND POLITICAL RESPONSIBILITY" we call upon the public internet users, the civil society and the official politicians and ask them about their role, ability and responsibility in creating a safe internet environment. What can be done by ordinary citizens? What should our elected politicians do? What is already done by the civil society to combat hate or to improve the environment on the Internet? Where do our strategies reinforce each other and where do our different intentions collide? During the conference we will also have the opportunity to exchange ideas, learn from each other as well as discuss our various approaches and strategies on countering cyber hate. The conference will be held in the centre of beautiful Uppsala, Sweden, in the old university building known as Norrlands Nation, Västra Ågatan 14. Click here for the program, click here for registration. PLEASE NOTE: registration should be done BEFORE September 13, 2013.

    Counter speech workshop 2013

    From 6 to 8 May, directly after the annual INACH members meeting, INACH held a Counter speech training workshop as part of its counter speech project financed by the OSI Xen Fund. During the workshop, hosted by the INACH Secretariat at Magenta Foundation in Amsterdam, trainers and lecturers from the USA, Czech Republic, Israel, the Netherlands took 24 participants from all over Europe through a program that explained (among other things) the intricacies of online hate speech, gave tools for countering and taught hands-on countering by online discussion, debunking of discriminatory Internet myths, by posting positive information and by creating positive campaigns. Later in the year a follow-up training will be organized.

    The INACH secretariat, hosted by Magenta Foundation, likes to thank l'Association Verbe et Lumiere-Vigilance for supporting our work.

    The object of INACH, the International Network Against Cyberhate is to combat discrimination on the Internet. INACH is a foundation under Dutch Law and is seated in Amsterdam. INACH was founded on October 4, 2002 by and Magenta Foundation, Complaints Bureau for Discrimination on the Internet.

    INACH site and secretariat are run by:

    Magenta Foundation