Thursday, 28.02

WS 6: Social Media: how a new ethics of communication will help to combat intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization?



  • Sophie Shamas, Anna Lindh Foundation
  • Ömür Orhun, OIC
  • Susan Moeller, International Center for Media and Public Agenda
  • Alfonso Molina, Fondazione Mondo Digitale

Moderator: Daniela Krautsack, Cows in Jackets

Main social media providers debate how to become platforms for the exercise of free speech while taking up a responsible role regarding practices that might subdue violent confrontations at the same time. Is censorship the right answer? Is there a right answer? What role should governments play in the free exercise and access to social media? The aim of this work- shop is to engage attendees in a constructive discussion on these topics taking into consideration the need to implement the UN Resolution 16/18 that calls for “strengthened international efforts to foster a global dialogue”.