Building peace in the minds of men and women

Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism

Tue, 16 Jun - 15:45 to 17:30

Freedom of expression in countering online radicalization

Iginio Gagliardone

University of Oxford

Iginio Gagliardone is Research Fellow in New Media and Human Rights at the University of Oxford. He is a member of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP), a Research Associate of the Oxford Internet Institute as well as an Associate of the Centre of Governance and Human Rights at the University of Cambridge.

His research focuses on the relationship between new media, political change, and human rights and on the emergence of distinctive models of the information society. His past and current research projects have explored this relationship from different perspectives: from assessing the role of new media in peace-building and state-building in East Africa, to examining the increasing role of emerging powers, especially China, in shaping the development of information societies in Africa. His most recent research projects explore the nature and significance of hate speech online, with a particular emphasis on the trade offs between freedom of expression and human dignity, and on how social networking platforms are responding (or failing to respond) to the challenges hate speech presents. He is the author of UNESCO’s forthcoming report “Countering Online Hate Speech”.