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Workshops

  • International workshop From Online Hate Speech to cyberterrorism: Freedom of expression VS Security: what regulations are possible?  February 8th, 2017, Faculty of Law and Political science, University of Montpellier, France

 

Events

Open Cyber Security Day

One-day conference with children, students, business representatives from Shumen and members of the local administration, in May 2016, at Shumen, Bulgaria. During the meeting with the children, the experts presented the latest cyber threats and also introduced them to the topic of online hate speech and how to behave when face illegal or harmful content on social media. The children acquired knowledge and skills how to surf safely on Internet and how to use safely their mobile phones. The conference was of great interest with more than 400 students from 10 different schools turning out.

Training Camps for Prosecutors and Judges

In April 2016 and in May 2016, the International Cyber Investigation Training Academy conducted two training camps for more than 80 representatives from Regional, District and Appellate Courts and Prosecution Offices in Bulgaria. The main topic was: techniques for conducting a cybercrime investigation and prosecution, but also the groups discussed problems such as: online hate speech and the lack of reliable data and poor awareness on how to qualify such cases, personal data protection, crypto currencies and virtual money, etc.

Public lecture with students from Sofia Vocational High School of Electronics "John Atanasoff"

In April 2016 the International Cyber Investigation Training Academy together with the General Directorate “Combating Organized Crime” – Ministry of Interior conducted a public lecture for students from Sofia Vocational High School of Electronics "John Atanasoff". The initiative is part of the cooperation, which has been established at the end of 2015. The focus of the event were the Internet threats to which the youngsters are exposed - such as cyber bullying, sexual exploitation of kids online, harmful and illegal content, online hate speech etc.

Articles

  • International Cyber Investigation Training Academy is involved in Project Consortium Facing Hate Speech Online. December, 2016. Klassa.bg
  • A Project Facing Hate Speech Online Has Been Launched. December, 2016.  Technews.bg

Interviews

What is "hate speech"?, BulgariaON Air TV

Interview on BulgariaON Air, “Temida" program, aired on 31 December 2015 with Albena Spasova, President of the Management Board of International Cyber Investigation Training Academy. Discussed topics: What is "hate speech"? Who is behind such talk and to whom it is addressed? Is it possible to identify everyone who is posting harmful content?

Link - http://www.bgonair.bg/temida/2015-12-31/kakvo-e-rech-na-omrazata

A Dashboard Will Show the Spread of Hate Speech Online, Bulgarian National Radio

Interview on Bulgarian National Radio with Albena Spasova, President of the Management Board of International Cyber Investigation Training Academy describing the MANDOLA project, how to report harmful contents online, what steps to undertake when being a witness to potentially illegal content online etc.

Link - http://bnr.bg/sofia/post/100639157/karta-shte-pokazva-onlain-geografskite-tochki-s-ezik-na-omrazata

Press Releases

  • Landscape and Gap Analysis Presents the European Anti-Hate Speech Initiatives. September 19, 2017. Icon pdf (116.1 KB)