ALDA – European Association for Local Democracy – will be at the forefront of the new initiative “Get the Trolls Out” which aims to combat discrimination and intolerance based on religious grounds in Europe.
The project, led by the Media Diverse Institute (MDI) with the collaboration of seven partners spread throughout Europe, serves as a gateway to emphasise the multiple media platforms (on and offline) available to counter intolerance and xenophobia affecting minority groups such as Jewish, Muslim or Christian communities.
In particular, this phase of the programme is dedicated to supervise and debunk antisemitism and anti-religious narratives in the European media space by mobilising civil society and local actors through the development of inclusive and compelling content which has the capacity to shape public opinion, especially among young people.
Each partner will engage in their own countries to reach target audiences and consolidate the framework for monitoring and dissemination of innovative media outputs, generating a fruitful dialogue to stem the rise of intolerance and discrimination in Europe.
ALDA will contribute through diligent surveillance to the perpetration of antisemitic and anti-religious hate, involving local entities and youth individuals to promote a positive change
The spread of hate speech, discrimination, stereotypes and intolerance negatively affects democracy and the development of an open and inclusive civil society, undermining the rights and safety of people practising a religion.
ALDA will contribute through diligent surveillance to the perpetration of antisemitic and anti-religious hate, involving local entities and youth individuals to promote a positive change.
We promote the freedom of religion in the media by denouncing any attempts to create prejudiced narratives and suppress the voice of the community members, improving the establishment of a healthier and more respectful ecosystem online.
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