Welcome to Facing Facts!

Facing Facts! is a civil society initiative that aims to improve the recognition and recording of (and responses to) hate crime and hate speech at national level and beyond by working across civil society and public authorities.

Latest News

Facing all the Facts has officially started October 15th! The Facing Facts team an the partners all are eager to work on this new exciting phase of the project.

The highly successful Facing Facts training has been transformed into two online courses on identifying, monitoring and countering hate crime and hate speech.

CEJI is pleased to announce the recent partnership with the EU funded project eMORE aiming to gain a greater understanding of the phenomena of hate speech online.

Last week Facing Facts convened in Rome representatives of Italian law enforcement, Ministry of justice, Equality body and CSOs to improve the recognition and recording of hate crime in Italy. 

We are excited to announce that Facing Facts! coordinator, CEJI is now member of the International Network Against Cyber Hate (INACH). We are honored to work in synergy with such a committed group of people to combat hate and discrimination on the internet.

The International Civil Society Centre invited our Facing Facts Coordinator, Melissa Sonnino, to write a blogpost about the work of Facing Facts! and the topic of hate crime and civil society in general.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFHo-zDeYNM

The first partners’ meeting and the official launch of the Facing all the Facts project took place in the beginning of December. The two year-long project aims to generate more efficient responses to hate crimes and hate speech at national level and beyond. Watch the video of the Press conference held in Brussels at Google's premises. 

 

Published on November 16th , the 2015 ODIHR hate crime report highlights an under-reporting of bias motivations and gaps in reporting across countries.