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Arbitration Initiative Georgia

USAID/PROLoG supports conference on freedom of expression and hate speech, organized by Transparency International Georgia

12 November 2019 From left to right: Elizabeth Rood, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the US Embassy; Eka Gigauri, Transparency International Georgia, Nino Goguadze, Parliament of Georgia; Jason DeSanto, Northwestern University

On November 1, Transparency International Georgia held a conference, “Hate Speech – Challenges and International Experience,” supported by USAID/PROLoG and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. Elizabeth Rood, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the US Embassy and Nino Goguadze, First Deputy Chairperson of the Parliament Foreign Relations Committee, opened the conference, which was dedicated to the problem of hate speech and risks associated with its regulation by the state. USAID/PROLoG brought Jason C. DeSanto, Senior Lecturer from Northwestern University, to talk about the US standards for the protection of freedom of expression and contemporary challenges caused by hate speech, fake news, and defamation of public officials. Representatives of local civil society organizations and the media discussed the Georgian regulatory framework. They presented arguments in support of leaving the problem of hate speech within the realm of media self-regulation. The problem was also considered in the context of past and future elections. The conference attracted the interest of representatives of media organizations, Georgian National Communications Commission, local human rights NGOs, and international donor organizations.    

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