2020 was a particular year in which the Covid-19 pandemic has shattered and weakened social, economic, and political life conditions in many continents. As the pandemic expanded, online phenomena of hate speech, fake news and conspiracy theories have increased dramatically almost everywhere. Indeed, the Internet and in particular social networks are a mirror which reflects as well as tends to exacerbate societies’ questions, debates, and above all failures and crisis. Covid-19 also had a huge impact on the way NGOs and civil society networks such as INACH usually work.
Yet, INACH’s Secretariat and the network quickly acted and reacted by re-organising all its activities in collaboration with its members to be able to continue to tackle all current phenomena of cyber-hate in an efficient way. Therefore, this year, INACH decided to take a different approach by providing online and accessible format when it comes to its events, training, projects, campaigns, and publications.
This annual report presents all the activities carried out by the network, its achievements, its recommendations as well as its plans. This report was conceived in order to offer a global and concise overview as well as to provide a deeper and extensive insight into the contributions of INACH’s Secretariat and the network.