Dr. Irini Kadianaki (Project Scientific Coordinator) introduced the RE.CRI.RE project and Drs. Maria Avraamidou and Maria Ioannou, and Elisavet Panagiotou presented the preliminary findings. Three external speakers contributed substantially to the event; Dr. Fabienne Baider (UCY) presented the rationale and preliminary findings of the Research Program C.O.N.T.A.C.T. which focuses on hate crime (Creating On line Network, monitoring Team and phone App to Counter hate crime Tactics”) in 10 different countries. Nathalie Alkiviadou, human rights expert and Head of Aequitas NGO presented legal aspects of hate speech as a crime across different contexts. Giorgos Kakotas from the Office of the Ombudsman discussed its Office’s mandate and efforts towards eliminating racism in the local media. Dr Charis Psaltis of the Department of Psychology (UCY) coordinated the event.
More than forty people including researchers, academics, NGO representatives, and students, joined the event and actively participated in the Questions and Answers session (Q&A) and the discussion that followed the presentations.