A Live Facebook Event to Promote Peace and Fight Hate Speech in Kenya

The logo of the public Facebook group - Promoting Peace - Fighting Hate Speech.

The logo of the public Facebook group: Promoting Peace – Fighting Hate Speech.

DW Akademie, a German organization for international media development, is organising a live Facebook event all about strategies to counter hate speech in Kenya ahead of the general elections next year.

The event will take place today November 14 and November 16 at 6 pm Kenyan time (UTC +3) on a new public Facebook group: Promoting Peace – Fighting Hate Speech.

The moderators of the live session are Chrispin Mwakideu, a Kenyan DW freelance journalist, author and performing artiste, and Joan Okitoi, the Project manager for the DW Akademie digital innovation library, Shitemi Khamadi, a Kenyan journalist and online hate speech expert, will also participate.

Combating hate speech is particularly important, given Kenya's not-so-distant past. Post-election violence followed the 2007 general elections there. Hundreds of people died and tens of thousands were displaced.

Below is short YouTube video teaser about the event.

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