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Restricting Hate Speech
Beaconhouse Margalla Campus
Islamabad, Pakistan
In collaboration with Menifee County School
Global...
Project Background
Beaconhouse Margalla Campus in Islamabad, participated in a virtual
exchange program hosted by Global N...
Project Overview
The students at Beaconhouse Margalla created a
Documentary project to address the problem of Hate speech
...
Restricting Hate Speech
In the last few years, the problem of hate speech itself and issues arising
from it have been affe...
A Play depicting the hate
speech in society
Process
• Add 1-2 photos of the
process of your project
The Charlie Hebdo incident and the Chapel Hill shootings took plac...
Process
Process
Process
Process
Weekly discussions were held in form of debates
and discourses
Process
Add more photos of the
process
Further, we collected statistical evidence which shows that hate
crimes restricting...
Challenges
The main challenge we faced was the reluctance by some
people to recognize hate speech as a distinguishably
dif...
• Although it is often taken
as synonymous with base
racism, hate speech
constitutes many other
offences. Apart from
racis...
It is not only “speech”
Recent incident of hate
related crime
Turbat incident
• Due to ethnic stress
arising from hate speech
between two tribes ,...
Final Project
How to curb hate speech?
Let’s get one thing clear……
Take to the streets
It takes a few people to accomplish wonders.
What can hundreds do for a cause?
We did our bit by creating a
kick starter social awareness
campaign
You can do your bit
Social media; a true double-edged
sword. Although often cited as a
medium for hate speech to
develop. ...
Lastly, never forget.
Our Collaboration
We helped Menifee County School
by providing them feedback of
whatever they asked us. One
major contribu...
Final Reflections
We hope to campaign for this
project further, as the
importance of this issue
seems to only rise
prospec...
United For Change, United For the Better
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  1. 1. Restricting Hate Speech Beaconhouse Margalla Campus Islamabad, Pakistan In collaboration with Menifee County School Global Citizens in Action Collaborative Project
  2. 2. Project Background Beaconhouse Margalla Campus in Islamabad, participated in a virtual exchange program hosted by Global Nomads Group. As part of the 2014- 15 Global Citizens in Action program, our school collaborated with Menifee County School in Menifee, Kentucky, to develop solutions to the challenges our communities face. ]
  3. 3. Project Overview The students at Beaconhouse Margalla created a Documentary project to address the problem of Hate speech in our community. Our project is designed for the global audience because hate speech is an issue concerning all of us
  4. 4. Restricting Hate Speech In the last few years, the problem of hate speech itself and issues arising from it have been affecting our community in numerous ways. Through this project, we aim to and hope for achieving an understanding of the vitality of the issue, and distinguishing it from freedom of speech. We hope the audience understands the tremendous significance of curbing hate speech and the repercussions of failing to do so. [Add a photo of your project]
  5. 5. A Play depicting the hate speech in society
  6. 6. Process • Add 1-2 photos of the process of your project The Charlie Hebdo incident and the Chapel Hill shootings took place while we were discussing the issues, which led us to substantiating a documentary on restricting hate speech and distinguishing it from freedom of speech. We gathered views from different people about their perceptions of and on hate speech, which helped us portray the issue easily
  7. 7. Process
  8. 8. Process
  9. 9. Process
  10. 10. Process Weekly discussions were held in form of debates and discourses
  11. 11. Process Add more photos of the process Further, we collected statistical evidence which shows that hate crimes restricting to certain groups have been on an increase recently. Some developments like the Pope’s statement regarding not hurting the sentiments of others helped us along the way. Also, we hoped that our efforts in this project would draw a clear distinction between what freedom of speech is and what hate speech is. This effort is briefly displayed in the video above.
  12. 12. Challenges The main challenge we faced was the reluctance by some people to recognize hate speech as a distinguishably different thing from the freedom of speech. Some people looked onto hate speech as a restriction of freedom of speech but we were helped in drawing the line by international developments, most importantly, the Pope’s address after the Charlie Hebdo incident.
  13. 13. • Although it is often taken as synonymous with base racism, hate speech constitutes many other offences. Apart from racism (for which it is a root cause), religion and ethnicity are also major discriminations from which hate speech arises. ….….What is consists of
  14. 14. It is not only “speech”
  15. 15. Recent incident of hate related crime Turbat incident • Due to ethnic stress arising from hate speech between two tribes , a tragedy occurred in the Pakistani town of Turbat where 20 laborers were shot while they were sleeping in their tents.
  16. 16. Final Project
  17. 17. How to curb hate speech?
  18. 18. Let’s get one thing clear……
  19. 19. Take to the streets It takes a few people to accomplish wonders. What can hundreds do for a cause?
  20. 20. We did our bit by creating a kick starter social awareness campaign
  21. 21. You can do your bit Social media; a true double-edged sword. Although often cited as a medium for hate speech to develop. It can be used too for the curbing of hate speech, through spreading awareness and building friendships beyond the paradigms and stigmas awarded to others.
  22. 22. Lastly, never forget.
  23. 23. Our Collaboration We helped Menifee County School by providing them feedback of whatever they asked us. One major contribution we made was that during the IVC’s, we assessed their projects and that gave them a view of what to and what not to do in it. Menifee county school assisted us when we needed different views on hate speech. They also helped us in realizing that the issue is of paramount importance, when we thought of opting to materialize a project on a divergent issue.
  24. 24. Final Reflections We hope to campaign for this project further, as the importance of this issue seems to only rise prospectively. The main success of this project is that we have initiated a much needed debate on the importance of classifying hate speech differently than freedom of speech. Also dismissing the assertions of hate speech being protected by freedom of speech.
  25. 25. United For Change, United For the Better

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