BDF – IOM Training in Mostar
Insult Gallery – Wall of Shame in Public Discourse
Boris Divkovic Foundation (BDF) together with International Organization for Migration (IOM), USAID and BHRI program has organized the first training in Mostar, which was held on 13-15th of March for all political parliamentary parties from Mostar. Insult Gallery – Wall of Shame in Public Discourse has a goal of educating young potential political leaders, in the field of human rights, hate speech, youth radicalism and violent extremism. First part of the training was devoted to the theoretical part of the hate speech, negative usage of online platforms presented by the Head of Department for Digital Communication and PR, Amer Džihana, which was followed by practical workshop. Next speaker on the agenda was BDF external associate Alen Kristic who talked about the violent extremism, hate speech and cyber bulling versus religion. The first day was concluded with the very interesting and dynamic workshop by the journalist Marija Arnautović, where our participants had to search the online platforms and find the examples of hate speech by their politicians, from their political parties. Second day was dedicated to the more practical part as well, first part of the training was led by the CAT representative Emir Karamujic, who presented the work of CAT, which is fighting against hate speech in online spaces on a very interesting and humoristic way. Emir presented the work of CAT, their work which can serve as an inspiration to our participants, which was followed by the workshop with online tracking of hate speech by the politicians from Bosnia and Herzegovina and creating contra-narratives as one of the effective mechanisms fighting against the hate speech on online platforms. Second part of the training was presented by representatives of Policy and Research Department from Boris Divkovic Foundation, Faris Sehovic and Adi Skaljic, who taught them about rules and policies regarding hate speech law and how to write and submit policy amendments and initiatives.