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National Symposium: Hate speech and violence in Cameroon

The Department Of Sociology Of The University Of Yaoundé I With The Technical Support Of The Cameroon Laboratory For Research On Contemporary Societies (Ceresc) In collaboration with Civic Watch, Country Implementation partner of #defyhatenow initiative in Cameroon is organizing a NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM  Theme: Hate speech and violence in Cameroon: Social origins, emerging forms and possible responses. From 10-12 May 2023, The University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon.

The objective of the Symposium is to discuss, afresh, hatespeech and violence in the contemporary Cameroonian society. The session is built on the basis that contemporary social dynamics witnessed by the country the past few years, which main matrices are the diversely appreciated political modernity, the continuous neo-liberalisation of the societal
sphere, the growing digitisation and digitalisation of social life, changes at the social and family levels, the weakening of social bonds, the exacerbation of ethno-community tensions, etc., it is necessary to review hate speech and violence and to identify the structuring factors while analysing its multiple facets.. – What are the issues at stake revealed during
debates on hate speech and violence? What are the issues at stake in the diversity of forms of violence that can be identified on the continent today? What tools and perspectives should be applied to clarify or at least account for them? What are the possibilities to consider? The expected proposals will be structured around these three questions, which will guide our discussion during the three days of reflection.

Read and download the symposium concept note below.

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