Events

May 24, 2011

«Tolerance and hate online: global call»: CONFERENCE PROGRAM


International conference:

"TOLERANCE AND HATE ONLINE: GLOBAL CALL"


Kiev, Ukraine

May 26, 2011

"RUS" Hotel, 4 Hospitalna Str, Kyiv, Ukraine 

10:00-11:00 Registration & coffee

                      Press briefing  

11:00            Opening

Speech by Oleksandr Feldman, IHRPEX founder, peoples' deputy of Ukraine (Ukraine) 15–20 min 

Introduction what happens during the day Suzette Bronkhorst - day moderator. 5 min. 

11:20

Keynote/introduction to panel 1 Ronald Eissens, 15–20 min 

11:40 – 13:00

Panel 1 Cyberhate phenomena: Hate speech on Internet and its real life impact

·         Volodymyr Paniotto, Directior of Kiev International Institute of Sociology, PhD, Professor of Kyiv-Mohyla University (Ukraine)

·         Vida Paridad - Discriminationburo (Sweden)

·         Nataliya Yudina, Sova Center (Russia)

·         Ronald Eissens, board member International Network Against Cyberhate (Netherlans)

·         Irene Fedorovych, "no borders" project coordinator, Social action center NGO (Ukraine ) 

Moderator: Suzette Bronkhorst 

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 

13:40

Keynote/introduction to panel 2 David Matas 15- 20 min 

14:00 – 16:30 

Panel 2 Hate on Internet: ways to combat it

  • Vadim Karasev, sociologist (Ukraine)
  • François Deleu, Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism (Belgium)
  • Daniel Veenboer, Complaint bureau Discrimination Internet (Netherlands)
  • Dina Malandi,  Civil Courage and Anti-Racism Work organization (Austria)
  • David Matas, Human rights advocate, Canada

 Moderator:  Igor Bramirski 

Speakers info: 

Oleksandr Feldman, IHRPEX founder, peoples' deputy of Ukraine (Ukraine) 

David Matas (1943), Human rights advocate, Director of the International Defence & Aid Fund for South Africa in Canada, Director of Canada-South Africa Cooperation, Co-chair Canadian Helsinki Watch Group, Director Manitoba Association of Rights & Liberties, Amnesty International, B'nai Brith Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the International Commission of Jurists, Canadian Jewish Congress, and Canadian Council for Refugees (Canada). In 2010 David Matas was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work related to the investigation of organ harvesting crimes against Falun Gong practitioners in China. (Canada) 

Ronald Eissens (1963) is the General Director and co-founder of the International Human Rights and antiracism NGO Magenta Foundation based in Amsterdam.  Ronald has been responsible for national and international anti-racism and Human Rights projects since 1992 and along with Co-founder Suzette Bronkhorst, Ronald instituted the world’s first Hotline for hate on the Internet, created the First Sailing Internet connection (as part of a national anti-racism education project), co-founded the International Network Against Cyber Hate (INACH), organized food and medicine transports to the besieged city of Sarajevo, did live reporting through I CARE for the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, web-casted the name-reading of all Dutch Jews murdered during the Holocaust and created awareness campaigns on extremism, antisemitism, Holocaust denial and hate against Muslims. Ronald has published extensively on the subject of Cyber Hate. He’s an expert on Antisemitism, Holocaust denial & the Internet and an OSCE expert on Cyber Hate. 
As General Director, Ronald manages Magenta Foundations two divisions: The Dutch Complaints Bureau For Discrimination on the Internet (Meldpunt Discriminatie Internet - MDI) and Magenta Projects. Ronald also oversees and administrates Magenta’s web and technological services.
 

Suzette Bronkhorst (1958) is the Director of Magenta Projects and co-founder of Magenta Foundation. Suzette co-founded Magenta in 1992 to organise the public and raise awareness of projects and debates surrounding anti racism/discrimination and human right issues. Along with Co-founder Ronald Eissens, Suzette instituted the world’s first Hotline for hate on the Internet, created the First Sailing Internet connection (as part of a national anti-racism education project), co-founded the International Network Against Cyber Hate (INACH), organized food and medicine transports to the besieged city of Sarajevo, did live reporting through I CARE for the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, webcasted the name-reading of all Dutch Jews murdered during the Holocaust and created awareness campaigns on extremism, antisemitism, Holocaust denial and hate against Muslims. As Director of Magenta Projects, Suzette is responsible for the management of I CARE, including the organization of all projects, educational initiatives and outreach.  Additionally, she’s the Secretary-General of the International Network Against Cyber Hate (INACH). 

Natalia Yudina born on August 2, 1974 in Moscow, Russia. Graduated from Russian State University for the Humanities, Faculty of Museology, Department of Theory and History of Culture (1996). The SOVA Center’s expert since 2004, works on cyberhate issues in the INACH framework since 2008. Range of interests: nationalism and xenophobia in the Russian society and counter-action to racism. Author of a number of articles including some entries in the SOVA Center’s guide ‘Radical Russian Nationalism:Structures, Ideas, Personalia’ (‘Radikal'nyi russkii natsionalizm: struktury, idei, litsa. Moscow, 2009). 

Dina Malandi has a law degree which she obtained at the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna. Since 2010 she works as a legal advisor at the counselling unit of ZARA-Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus-Arbeit, where she provides legal information and support to victims and witnesses of racist incidents and discrimination in employment/occupation and other areas of life. Previously she was employed as a legal advisor with the Austrian Diakonie Counselling Service for Refugees.