International Summer School on “Hate Speech Online” 14 - 21 March 2017 in Delhi, India

Applications welcome until 15 February 2017

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The Hans-Bredow-Institut and the faculty of Law of the University of Hamburg, together with the Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University, Delhi are pleased to give students with a focus on Media Law as well as European and International Law the opportunity to participate in an international Summer School on “Hate Speech Online” being held in Delhi, India, from 14 to 22 March 2017. The lectures will address different aspects of hate speech and its relation to freedom of speech and other basic rights. National as well as international laws will be discussed and compared.

During three days of lectures, the roles of different actors and stakeholders in this field (e.g. intermediaries, data protection authorities, national security authorities, etc.) will be assessed critically. Students will be grouped in order to focus on one specific stakeholder’s interests throughout the program. Each group shall defend the prepared positions and findings in a competitive policy workshop in front of international experts. The program will be completed by an excursion and several social events in order to promote an intercultural exchange and dialogue with other summer school participants.

Costs for accommodation, catering and local excursions are fully covered; an additional funding of EUR 400.00 per person is granted for travel expenses (flights, visa, airport transfers). For application, please hand in your CV as well as a short letter of motivation (max. 1 page) via email (pdf-file) to Felix Krupar until 15 February 2017. Applicants are welcome to support their application with further proof of skills relevant to the event.