CALL FOR ONLINE MONITORS AGAINST ANTISEMITIC HATE SPEECH (deadline: 25 August 2015)

CEJI - A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe

When? Tuesday 1 September 2015, 09.00 to Wednesday 2 September 2015, 17.00

What? Seminar

Where? Brussels

Do you want to contribute to the fight against antisemitism at a European level? Do you want to take part in a unique training with leading experts against antisemitism? Do you want to be an actor of change against online hate speech? CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe is organising a 2 day seminar with leading practitioners on the fight against antisemitism online.

We are looking for tech-savvy motivated young people (18-35 desirable but not essential) who want to learn from the best and participate in our new monitoring project. You will join a team of international trusted monitors, to work on traditional and new media. We are looking for monitors who have full professional proficiency in English and in the language of one of the following countries and who are willing to combat online antisemitism:

  • Hungary (traditional and new media)
  • Greece (traditional and new media)
  • Belgium (traditional and new media)
  • UK (traditional and new media, focus on traditional media)
  • France (traditional and new media, focus on traditional media)

This would require: - A minimum of 3 hours reporting / week (from September 2015 until June 2016) - Online submission of incidents reports We offer: - Free training, lunches included - Financial compensation (for reporting) Programme: Day 1: CEJI Workshop “Confronting Antisemitism” Day 2: Speech of 3 experts in monitoring antisemitism followed by questions and discussion.

Don’t wait, apply now! Please fill out the application form along with a one-page CV and send it to sophie.zimmer@ceji.org before 25 August 2015. For further information please contact sophie.zimmer@ceji.org

Download the Call for Online Monitors Application Form (MS Word, 49KB)

About us: CEJI is an international non-profit organisation established in 1991 working towards an inclusive and democratic Europe in which people enjoy their full potential with all their diversity. CEJI acts on this vision through 3 integrated activities: diversity education, intercultural dialogue and anti-discrimination advocacy. The quality of CEJI programmes has been recognized through several external evaluations as well as two prestigious awards (Gold Prize Winner for quality in adult education from the European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme (2008) and First Prize Winner for Intercultural Commitment by the BMW Group (2010). Among CEJI latest programmes, Facing Facts! Make Hate Crime Visible is a specific and innovative training programme for Civil Society Organisations to monitor hate crime. The second stage of this initiative, Facing Facts Forward! is a European project aiming to empower CSOs to collect data on hate incidents/crime through training, so that bias motivated incidents will no longer be denied and victims’ rights will be protected. Since 2015, CEJI is part of “Get the Trolls Out” a new project managed by the Media Diversity Institute and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and implemented locally by CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe (CEJI) in Belgium, International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism (Licra) in France, Symbiosis in Greece, Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) in Hungary, and the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) in the UK. The aim is to engage young people around the importance of fighting antisemitic speech and bolstering new media advocacy against hate speech. The Programme Team will monitor media in Belgium, France, Greece, Hungary, and the UK to understand the recurring forms of antisemitism on one side, and to check on the media behaviour on the other. The identified key themes in antisemitic discourse will be used to tailor our comeback responses. The initiative will raise awareness on the threat that antisemitism poses to the cohesion of our societies and the danger of overlooking it.