On Saturday, September 23rd 2023 we will be hosting our first Diaspora Dialogues, an online panel discussion that will bring together experts to discuss the conflict and potential ways to support peacebuilding by enlisting the diaspora. Join us from 3pm – 5pm Berlin time to listen to talks and discuss different perspectives. The event is free and open to everyone.
We’re currently looking to fill the role of Finance/Logistics Administrator, to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where we have an exciting project on mobilizing civic and digital action to counter social media hate speech and online incitement to violence in Ethiopia. Click on the link for more information and to apply.
We’re currently looking to fill the role of Community Outreach, Mobilization, and Training Associate to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where we have an exciting project on mobilizing civic and digital action to counter social media hate speech and online incitement to violence in Ethiopia. Click on the link for more information and to apply.
We’re currently looking to fill the role of Project/Communications Coordinator to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where we have an exciting project on mobilising civic and digital action to counter social media hate speech and online incitement to violence in Ethiopia. Click on the link for more information and to apply
We have always marked the #peacejam on the 21st of September as part of the International Day of Peace celebrations, but starting this year, we will mark it on 18th of June in line with the International Day for Countering Hate Speech. The theme this year will be “ONLINE SAFE SPACES FOR DIGITAL SECURITY". Click on the link to register for the event.
Africa Check in collaboration with #defyhatenow is hosting a two-day fact-checking and verification masterclass in Cameroon for journalists from 9am to 4pm on 22 -23 June 2023. Click on the link to apply. Registration ends on Thursday, 26th April
Africa Check in collaboration with #defyhatenow is hosting a two-day fact-checking masterclass in Cameroon for civil society organisations that work in the fact- checking, media literacy and media education space. Click on the link to apply. Registration ends on Thursday, 26th April
#defyhatenow Cameroon is initiating a call for applications for its eighth cohort of professionals from April to June 2023. The objective is to establish a critical mass of fact-checkers, right information advocates, online and offline hate speech, and digital rights defenders. Click on the link to apply.
In February, #defyhatenow Cameroon participated in Youth Day activities, and engaged in community outreach activities in Yaoundé and Douala. Read more about our efforts.
The Department of Sociology of the University of Yaoundé I in collaboration with Civic Watche, country implementation partner of the #defyhatenow initiative in Cameroon will host a major national symposium on countering hate speech and violence in Cameroon from 10th to 12th May, 2023
#defyhatenow Cameroon recherche un infographiste expérimenté, passionné et créatif pour un poste à temps partiel (15 heures/semaine). Date limite de soumission : 6 janvier 2023
#defyhatenow Cameroon is looking for an experienced, passionate, and creative graphic designer for a part-time (15 hours/week) freelance position. If this is you, we'd like to hear from you! Application deadline - 6 Jan 2023.
Football, Peacebuilding, and Human Rights: An evening of discussion and reflection & Launch of the #237footBERLIN Calendar 2023. An initiative of #defyhatenow
Join #defyhatenow Cameroon’s round table discussion “Promoting Inter-religious, Intercultural Dialogue & Tolerance in Countering Hate Speech” on Saturday, 18th, 9 am GMT. Register now!
In order to provide journalists with the relevant knowledge and tools Defyhatenow South Sudan is organizing workshops about fact-checking, cyber security, and the deadly impact health misinformation can have.
“We used it in solving a lot of problems. And also in letting the people who were chosen as resources and problem-solvers use it, to educate other people in the community, [so that] they also become problem-solvers”. Romeo Lomora Ronald, from Platform Africa about the #defyhatenow Field Guide.
For adults & youth: Digital Safetea is an interactive game based on the fictitious stories of Goitse, Aisha and Dami. It helps you learn about digital safety issues through their stories.
Carole Leuwe is a Cameroonian media consultant and an award-winning former radio reporter. We talked with her about how digital and online tools can be used to foster women’s participation in peacebuilding.
For International Women's Day we asked African feminists and peacebuilders about what needs to change in order to bring about peace, the role of women in peacebuilding, and their own advocacy work.
Meaza Gidey Gebremedhin is a feminist from Tigray advocating for the human rights of women and girls who are enduring unspeakable suffering and weaponized conflict-related sexual violence in the war-torn region of northern Ethiopia. Read here to learn more about her take on the significance of women's participation in peacebuilding and actions that need to be taken to promote women's rights
Hauwa Abdullahi is a gender activist in Cameroon. She is the founder of the Better Life Association for the Underprivileged (BLAFTU), an organization that protects and empowers women and fights against gender-based violence. Undeterred by threats she receives, she continues her activities and is convinced that “[the] future is bright for women and young girls, but we cannot stop fighting against gender-based violence.”
Russia is deliberately using disinformation. Which information is reliable? How can you recognize fake videos and images? Deutsche Welle fact-checked five fakes of the war in Ukraine
Manipulated media content has always existed. However, deepfake makes fact-checking more and more difficult - and the spread of disinformation more and more dangerous. Watch the video.
La manipulation des contenus multimédias a toujours existé. Cependant de nos jours, le deepfake rend la vérification des faits de plus en plus difficile - et la prolifération de la désinformation de plus en plus dangereuse. Regardez la vidéo.
All this week our #defyhatenow team in Cameroon has been raising awareness about violence prevention and ways to promote peace with students in Yaoundé. More information about the #PenNotGun campaign can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/defyhatenowwca
Listen to "The impact of Social Media in Cameroon " to learn about how disinformation and misinformation effects education, what to do if you are harassed online, and why you should always think before you share information online.
Here is a film (in French) about the consequences that false information can have on migrants and about those who are fighting against mis- and disinformation in Cameroon.
It's been almost a year since we published "The Need for Comprehensive Digital Rights Laws in South Sudan." Unfortunately, the brief on the legal framework for digital rights in East Africa, with a particular focus on South Sudan, has still not been adopted. At least 16 countries need to ratify it before it can come into force. So far, 10 countries have done so.
Become an expert in digital security by taking the #defyhatenow digital security training. Learn about simple yet effective steps to increase your digital privacy and security. Start the training today
"We are ambitious" - It has been two years since #defyhatenow launched in Cameroon. Stephen Kovats, co-initiator of #defyhatenow, and Kendi Gikunda, our Field Guide Resources Lead based in Nairobi, Kenya, just wrapped up her trip to Yaoundé and Douala.