Hate speech in Greece: legal and educational measures against the rhetoric of hatred
In the second half of the 20th century, the Greek law introduced different limitations of expression to protect citizens from national, racial, ethnic or religious discrimination, hatred or violence.
12th February 2019
Hacking Online Hate: Building an Evidence Base for Educators
The SELMA project has published "Hacking Online Hate: Building an Evidence Base for Educators," a research report that synthesises the main findings of a comprehensive research aiming to achieve a holistic understanding of the online hate speech phenomenon.
5th February 2019
Hate speech in Germany: a controversial law without a legal definition of the term
Online hate speech is a well-known phenomenon in Germany. A recent survey study conducted among a representative sample of German Internet users demonstrated that 78 per cent of participants have already witnessed hate speech online.
1st February 2019
Hate speech in Denmark: a widespread problem seldom discussed
Outside of some academic circles, hate speech is not a very clearly defined, understood and used term in the public debate in Denmark.
30th January 2019
Meet the SELMA Education Task Force: Discussing educational solutions to online hate speech
The SELMA project has set up an Education Task Force against online hate speech, comprising Ministry of Education (MoE) representatives, key social media platforms, and other public and private experts.
20th December 2018
A fair game platform idea wins the SELMA "Hacking Hate" hackathon
We are delighted to announce that Digital Vikings, a team of four teenagers from Denmark, just won the SELMA "Hacking Hate" hackathon!
6th December 2018
SELMA “Hacking Hate” hackathon teams are selected!
Following the first round of our "Hacking Hate" competition, we are now delighted to announce the six winning teams which will participate in the SELMA hackathon in Berlin.
23rd November 2018
Take part in our survey on online hate speech
Are you a teacher or a young person aged 13-18? Then we would like to invite you to answer our survey on online hate speech. This survey will help us understand better what online hate speech is, and how young people and teachers can respond to it.
31st August 2018
Building an evidence base
What is online hate speech? Why does it thrive in an online environment, on social media and in videogames? How can children and young people be empowered to respond? To answer these questions, a comprehensive research programme has been put in place as part of the SELMA project.
26th July 2018
Let’s hack hate together! Participate in the SELMA “Hacking Hate” hackathon 2018 in Berlin
As part of the SELMA project, we are organising a "Hacking Hate" hackathon in Berlin on 5 and 6 December 2018.
6th June 2018
Towards a SELMA Toolkit
SELMA builds upon a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) approach to empower young people to become agents of change.
6th June 2018
The SELMA approach
Online hate speech is a growing problem. People often experience the internet to be a hostile space. Hateful messages are increasingly common on social media.
6th June 2018