National workshop in Yamoussoukro calls for curbing hate speech in educational and media programmes

Yamoussoukro: 11/05/2019

National workshop in Yamoussoukro calls for curbing hate speech in educational and media programmes

Yesterday, a national workshop on curbing hate speech in educational and media programmes was concluded. The workshop was held by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) on 8-10 May 2019 at its Regional Center for Education on the Culture of Peace (CRECP) in Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire.

The workshop was attended by 20 young leaders, including doctoral and post-doctoral students, youth center facilitators, bloggers, teachers, researchers, secondary school teachers, Imams, journalists and politicians.

The participants learned basic techniques that help curb hate speech with a view to promoting positive attitudes towards coexistence.

The participants recommended generalizing laws that promote peace through preparing and presenting TV programmes, publicizing such law in school curricula, funding peace organizations and institutions acting against hate speech, and organizing seminars and conferences on peace building.

ISESCO was represented in the workshop by Dr Diénéba Doumbia, Director of the Department for Peace Research at the Félix Houphouët Boigny Foundation for Peace Research.