17 May 2023Online

Advocacy workshop: Experts convene on countering online antisemitism, holocaust denial and distortion

Social media and online platforms have become centre stage for the amplification of antisemitic ideas. A UN and UNESCO report, published with the World Jewish Congress, estimated that “nearly half (49)% of Holocaust content on Telegram denies or distorts its history, as well as 19% on Twitter, 17% on TikTok and 8% on Facebook. In response to this rise, and as a resource for possible future rises, ISD and B’nai B’rith International, in partnership with UNESCO, published a civil society toolkit synthesizing the threat landscape, summarizing policy and non-legislative responses, and providing recommendations on approaching antisemitism online, with a focus on Europe.

The ISD, UNESCO, the World Jewish Congress and B’nai B’rith International now invite you to an advocacy workshop this 17 May at 15:30 CET (9:30 a.m. ET). The workshop will bring together civil society, human rights and Jewish communal organisations, with international experts “on policy and educational responses to hateful narratives, upholding human rights including the freedom of expression, and how to advocate effectively for joined-up actions to address online hate.”

With participation of:

Jakob Guhl                                                                                                             

ISD Senior Research Manager, Counter Extremism, Institute of Strategic Dialogue

Yfat Barak-Cheney                                                                                                     

Director of International Affairs and Director of Technology and Human Rights, World Jewish Congress

Guilherme Canela De Souza Godoi                                                                     

Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists Section, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO

Karel Fracapane                                                                                                         

Programme Specialist, Section for Global Citizenship and Peace Education, Education Sector, UNESCO

And moderated by Alina Bricman 

Director of EU Affairs, B’nai B’rith International


May 17, 2023

15:30 – 17:30 (CET)

Register here