The past weeks, Future Needs organised four local trainings on countering hate speech online in collaboration with several organizations in Cyprus.
The local trainings focused on digital literacy and critical thinking. They aimed to help participants recognize and counter hate speech online. The activities performed gave participants the chance to explore the premises for making decisions about what is hate speech, and whether and how to respond to it.
The first training was held in a local primary school with the help of the teacher Panagiota Panagiotou. The second one was in collaboration with the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute with the help of Elena Papamichael and was directed to high school and junior high school teachers. The third one was held at the University of Cyprus with the help of Katerina Nicolaou and the audience was undergraduate students from the School of Journalism. The fourth one was organised with Eikona Zois NGO with the unique contribution of Dorita Markantoni.