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2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development
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Wednesday, September 21 • 12:00 - 12:30
Hate Speech in Asia

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This presentation analyses how hate propaganda is used as a means of political contention and suggests how open democracies should respond. It looks not only at conventional hate speech or incitement, but also campaigns of righteous indignation, through which political entrepreneurs marginalise opponents. The presentation draws on multi-country research conducted for the speaker’s new book, Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and its Threat to Democracy.

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Cherian George

Associate Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University
Cherian George, Singapore, is a writer and academic engaged in journalism research, education and advocacy. His research interests centre on freedom of expression, especially in connection to journalism and public discourse. His new book, Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and its Threat to Democracy (MIT Press, 2016) focuses on religious intolerance in India, Indonesia and the United States. Until February 2014, he was an... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 12:00 - 12:30
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