OCCI’s activities are designed to address the gaps and needs identified by the counter-speech community during OCCI’s first scoping phase:
1. Innovation Labs and OCCI Support Desk
The Innovation Lab model and the launch of direct support will help NGOs design and deliver their own counter-speech campaigns. The OCCI Support Desk will help to close the skills gap in production, marketing, data, partnerships and technology by providing support to NGOs.
2. Data analytics and insights
Without access to in-depth, data-driven insights into the fast evolving landscape of extremist and terrorist propaganda, narratives and networks, it is impossible to mount a targeted response. OCCI Insight Reports will equip NGO partners on an ongoing basis with the knowledge needed to develop effective, targeted campaigns.
3. Network and resource mobilisation
The OCCI Common Room will build the community via a FB group, providing partners with access to OCCI resources, donated media and tools to boost civil society campaigns. Based on analytics, the OCCI Gallery will work with NGO partners to develop and amplify campaigns which fill identified gaps and opportunities to upscale counter-speech.
4. Support in-depth research
OCCI will design and deliver studies that provide rigorous data about online and offline patterns of hate speech and counter-speech approaches. The first OCCI report, analysing ISIS’s media strategy, will be released in France this month.