A new UN Podcasts series

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A new UN Podcasts series

  • news by AUN News correspondent
  • Wednesday, December 07, 2022
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • Tendayi Achiume, a UN independent human rights expert who tracks racism and related intolerance, is concerned about the “unleashing” of language previously relegated to the margins.

  • UNuniting Against Hate, the newest series from UN Podcasts, premieres on Wednesday, 7 December.

  • The first eight episodes feature numerous specialists, including Ms. Achiume.

  • To better understand this, we speak with Yashica Dutt, author of the book “Coming Out as Dalit,” about the extreme online abuse she experienced after disclosing her caste, which is the lowest in India and is derisively referred to as “untouchables,” which still faces prejudice and abuse in the nation. a challenging issue to define, there is also a discussion of the challenges associated with defining hate speech and controlling it while upholding the right to free expression.

  • This podcast, which covers the efforts of organizations battling hate speech both online and offline, features many inspiring tales as well.

Tendayi Achiume, an independent UN human rights expert who studies racism and other forms of intolerance, is worried about the “unleashing” of words that were once only used in small groups. from Islamophobia to anti-black racism to anti-Semitism.

She warns that because global and planetary problems are connected, we might not have as much time as previous generations to find solutions before our systems drown us.

UNuniting Against Hate, the newest series from UN Podcasts, premieres on Wednesday, December 7. The first eight episodes feature numerous specialists, including Ms. Achiume.

To help us understand this better, we talked to Yashica Dutt, author of the book “Coming Out as Dalit,” about the horrible online abuse she got after revealing her caste, which is the lowest in India and is called “untouchables” in a derogatory way. People from this caste still face prejudice and abuse in India.

A challenging issue to define

There is also talk about how hard it is to define hate speech and keep it under control while protecting the right to free speech. Journalist Martina Mlinarevic, the ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Czech Republic, talks about the online threats and slurs she faced after writing on gender and political issues in her home nation.

“Due to threats and cyberbullying, I had to relocate with a young child to another city.” According to Mlinarevic, the worst and most challenging part of leaving my hometown, where I had lived for 37 years, was that

This podcast discusses what organizations are doing online and off to stop hate speech. It also has a lot of inspiring stories. There are no simple solutions, but the series highlights many issues that, one hopes, will contribute to a debate that has significant implications for all communities.

You can find UNiting Against Hate on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyCastboxSoundCloud or wherever you get your podcasts.

Analysis by: Advocacy Unified Network

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