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July 22, 2018

Anadolu Agency (Turkey)

Turkey’s Middle East Technical University’s social responsibility project for women came in second in a Facebook-initiated international competition, the university announced on Sunday.
 
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July 09, 2018

The Arbiter, Boise State University student newspaper (United States)

Students Against Misogynistic Establishments (SAME), a Boise State student group, presented their campaign on June 12 in Washington, D.C., and took home first place in the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) inaugural Innovate Against Hate campus challenge.
 
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June 22, 2018

Izmir Life Magazine (Turkey)

Syrian Refugee Children, who are apart from their homeland, are subject to hateful rhetoric. Therefore Izmir University of Economics (IUE) students created a campaign to increase social responsibility towards the marginalized group. In an interview with IUE lecturers Selin Türkel and Aytül Özkan, this article describes the Cocuk Gibi Bak (See LIke a Child) campaign, from beginning to end, as well as the team’s main intentions for targeting the refugee topic in Turkey.
 
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June 17, 2018

The Edmond Sun (United States)

A team of University of Central Oklahoma students recently placed first in the API: Educating Our Energy Future national competition, marking their third consecutive first-place finish in an EdVenture Partners competition. UCO College of Liberal Arts Dean Catherine Webster, Ph.D., is interviewed about what this achievement, and faculty and student “history of excellence” means for the college.
 
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June 17, 2018

NewsOK.com (United States)

A team of University of Central Oklahoma students placed first in the EdVenture Partners and American Petroleum Institute’s recent “Educating Our Energy Future” national competition, aimed at increasing awareness about the role that natural gas and oil play in everyday life.
 
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June 07, 2018

Talk Shows Central (Pakistan)

[VIDEO] Student participants and faculty supervisor from the Institute of Business Management discuss Actcept, a youth-driven initiative to decrease hateful rhetoric against and increase support for the transgender community in Pakistan. Actcept is participating in the Facebook Global Digital Challenge. (See video at 3:00-38:00.)
 
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June 06, 2018

LUMS Daily Student (Pakistan)

An initiative to actively provide a platform for discourse and address the ethnic strife in Pakistan is being formed by few students of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). ProjectKIN (Knowledge, Identity, and Nation) is their social media campaign aimed to counter hate speech against ethnic minorities, and celebrate the differences that truly define and enrich the fabric of Pakistan.
 
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June 01, 2018

Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium)

A doctoral student and five other students from KU Leuven have developed an anti-racism board game, which they call “Bonding Beyond Borders,” as part of an international Facebook competition.
 
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May 26, 2018

Baaghi TV (Pakistan)

Coffee Wagera has encouraged different businesses to join them in supporting the equality and recruitment of transgender employees. Red Riding Hood Bakery has collaborated with Actcept (the Institute of Business Management’s team participating in the Facebook Global Digital Challenge) and joined Coffee Wagera in posting a vocation promotion for a trans individual. The transgender group of Pakistan has been gaining ground as of late and this is yet another appreciated expansion.
 
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May 22, 2018

Bangladesh Post (Bangladesh)

Some students and teachers of Daffodil International University have formed World Endurance through Wisdom, Intellect, Love and Laughter (WE WILL), a group that protests extremism by countering hate speech, as part of their participation in the Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge Spring 2018 program. With the slogan, “Creating Happiness,” WE WILL created the first human chain where people join only for creating and sharing happiness with others, and the team also delivered their message among 600 international delegates (students) from different countries who were in Bangladesh for a conference.
 
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May 14, 2018

BuzzFeed (United States)

Buzzfeed edited and displayed a MarylandFrame (University of Maryland, College Park) -generated quiz on its “quiz community” front page, featuring the team’s campaign name. With this showing, they were able to gain nearly 330,000 hits on their quiz, generating more interest in the campaign from outsiders.
 
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May 08, 2018

The Arbiter, Boise State University student newspaper (United States)

Students Against Misogynistic Establishments (SAME) from Boise State University has been working with the Anti-Defamation League in the Innovate Against Hate program to provide the community with a counter-narrative on issues regarding hate and violent misogyny. Programming has included an on-campus summit, which they hope to turn into an annual event.
 
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May 07, 2018

The Jewish News of Northern California (United States)

“… an ADL contest is inspiring students from two Bay Area universities to use social media as a tool in (the) battle against intolerance. Student groups from San Jose State University and UC Berkeley are among those from 20 schools in 14 states that have created social marketing projects as part of the ADL’s Innovate Against Hate competition.”
 
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April 27, 2018

The Jewish Press (United States)

Undergraduate students at the University of Nebraska-Omaha have launched a new initiative, “Room at Our Table,” a social media campaign highlighting the stories of local refugees to encourage positive attitudes. The campaign is part of the ADL: Innovate Against Hate program sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and managed by EdVenture Partners.
 
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April 26, 2018

Khazar University News (Azerbaijan)

On April 22, 2018, a football competition called “Friendship Match” was held as part of “THE SAME” team and initiative, which represents Khazar University in “Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge” competition.
 
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April 25, 2018

CNN TURK (Turkey)

With the project “See Like a Child,” Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Communication School students are trying to create awareness about hate speech toward Syrian refugee children in Turkey.
 
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April 25, 2018

KGUN 9 (United States)

A marketing class from the University of Arizona is holding a street event tonight, April 25, to educate their community on hate speech. Tyndall Avenue between Speedway and 1st Ave. will be closed down for a banquet style meal and discussion about hate speech. The event will be attended by community members with diverse backgrounds.
 
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April 25, 2018

University of Arizona News (United States)

Students in the University of Arizona Marketing 425 course Advertising Management in the Eller College of Management spent the semester developing a campaign for the Anti-Defamation League’s challenge to mitigate hate on campus. Of special focus is the Islamic Center of Tucson, which has endured vandalism and taunts since two private high-rise towers were constructed near it just west of campus. The students’ “Food for Thought” event was located at the site of some of these incidents to provide a powerful statement against hate, and assembled people from different backgrounds together to share dinner.
 
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April 22, 2018

GEO TV (Pakistan)

The Institute of Business Management recently held a discussion featuring multiple transgender people as well as panelists from various fields, including the corporate world and media, to raise awareness of transgender rights and work together toward creating equal opportunities for their community. The event was held as part of the school’s participation in the Facebook Global Digital Challenge, a program to push back against hate speech on and offline.
 
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April 22, 2018

The Beacon: Merrimack College's Student Newspaper (United States)

Senior marketing students at Merrimack College take a stand against stereotypes and slurs on their campus with their “Lights On” student-led campaign. A couple of events have already taken place on campus, including an event featuring guest speaker from the Anti-Defamation League who shared shocking statistics about hate crimes that still exist around the United States today.
 
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April 18, 2018

The Auburn Villager (United States)

The developers of StandUp, a student-led campaign working to bring awareness as well as an end to gender or sexual discrimination, will be hosting informational events on the Auburn University campus on Thursday, April 19 and April 26. StandUp is being implemented by students in a public relations campaigns class during the spring 2018 semester as part of the ADL: Innovate Against Hate program.
 
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April 18, 2018

University of Nebraska Omaha (United States)

The University of Nebraska Omaha student-led campaign, “Room at Our Table,” fights online hate by sharing local refugee stories through video interviews, photos and other online content.
 
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April 17, 2018

The Arbiter, Boise State University student newspaper (United States)

A group of Boise State students will be hosting a summit on April 18 that aims to increase awareness about violent misogyny in Idaho and Ada County. Students Against Misogynistic Establishments (SAME) is part of the ADL: Innovate Against Hate program on U.S. campuses and includes five Boise State political science students and a political science faculty member.
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April 17, 2018

The Odyssey Online (United States)

Stereotypes exist. But a group of UMass students is working to help people remove (or at least be aware of) potentially harmful labels.
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April 13, 2018

Flama Info News Agency (Spain)

A group of students from Ramon Llull University’s Faculty of Communication and International Relations Blanquerna has launched a project against hate speech toward Muslims inside and outside social networks. The project called #bethekey aims to increases awareness about the rise of Islamophobia in the Catalan capital and, in particular, the neighborhood of Raval.
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April 13, 2018

Ràdio Estel (Spain)

A group of students from the Faculty of Communication Blanquerna are promoting a campaign to combat Islamophobia in networks.
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April 13, 2018

PRLOG (United States)

University of Houston-Downtown is one of a select group of schools throughout the country invited to participate this spring term in the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Collegiate Innovate Against Hate Challenge.
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April 11, 2018

Catalunya Religió (Spain)

A group of students from Ramon Llull University’s Faculty of Communication and International Relations Blanquerna has launched the campaign #BeTheKey (in English, “Remain the Key”) to end hate speech against Muslims inside and outside of social networks.
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April 11, 2018

Controverso (Italy)

Students from the University of Catania are competing in the “Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge” with their campaign titled, “DNA: Do Not Ignore Humankind.” In this Q&A with a team member, she describes how hate speech is a problem very close to the university for its location and migrant population, and explains that positive communication can counteract both fake news as well as the phenomenon of hate speech on social media.
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April 10, 2018

Khazar University News (Azerbaijan)

On April 6, a launch event was organized by “THE SAME” at Marble Hall of Khazar University. The team participating in the Facebook Global Digital Challenge educated about racism and its negative effect on people, and encouraged attendees to approach differences with empathy, speaking up when they see any type of racism.
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April 10, 2018

UMass Diversity Matters website (United States)

On Monday, April 9, students in Isenberg School of Management Marketing 498B Advertising Practicum launched an event at the center of their campaign called “(un)labeled: Beyond the Label” to fight stereotypes and underlying biases. The class project is part of an Anti-Defamation League (ADL) contest called “ADL: Innovate Against Hate.”
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April 09, 2018

CataniaToday (Italy)

Members of the University of Catania team participating in the Facebook Global Digital Challenge present their project against stereotypes and explain how they intend to counter hate speech and hostility towards migrants.
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April 06, 2018

BeIN Sports Broadcasting Network (Turkey)

The U12 Izmir Cup, organized by Altinordu, hosted football teams from 21 different countries and provided visibility for the Facebook Global Digital Challenge team from Izmir University of Economics. The team members were photographed with famous football player Alex de Souza who supported their campaign and signed their t-shirts and uniforms.
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April 06, 2018

Fanatik (Turkey)

Youth and Sports Minister Osman Aşkın Bak and Alex de Souza played football with youngsters at the opening of U12 İzmir Cup organized by Altinordu. Photographed with them at the event were team members from Izmir University of Economics participating in the Facebook Global Digital Challenge, where de Souza signed items and expressed support for “See Like a Child, ” the students’ campaign to reduce hate speech against Syrian refugee children.
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April 04, 2018

University of Massachusetts Amherst News (United States)

Students in the Isenberg School of Management will host “(un)labeled at UMass: Beyond the Label” on Monday, April 9 from 4-8 p.m. in the Isenberg Atrium. The event is intended to raise awareness about the impacts of stereotypes, particularly on college students.
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March 30, 2018

Khazar University News (Azerbaijan)

In Spring semester of 2017-2018 academic year Khazar University will participate for the fourth time in the “Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge,” a global university youth initiative and an international competition.
 
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March 26, 2018

Amherst Wire (United States)

University of Massachusetts Associate Professor Elizabeth Miller and students in her Marketing 498B Advertising Practicum are developing an advertising campaign titled “(Un)labeled,” which will work to raise awareness about stereotypes — particularly those that impact college students.
 
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March 26, 2018

American Task Force for Lebanon blog (Lebanon)

For the third time in three years, a Lebanese university has been named finalist in an international competition concerning the use of social media to combat extremism.
 
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February 27, 2018

University of Central Oklahoma News (United States)

A group of University of Central Oklahoma students recently placed first in the EdVenture Partners Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism (P2P) competition, which challenges college students to confront extremism through social media.
 
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February 14, 2018

LiveUniCT (Italy)

The University of Catania is participating in the Peer to Peer (P2P): Facebook Global Digital Challenge which counteracts hatred and extremism on social media. Students from the Department of Political and Social Sciences are led by professor Guido Nicolosi, and are focusing on countering fake news sources that spread hatred and hostility in Italy toward migrants and foreigners.
 
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February 12, 2018

Il Ducato (Italy)

The students of the University of Urbino will participate in the international competition “Peer to Peer (P2P): Facebook Digital Global Challenge.” They will devise a campaign to motivate people to fight hatred and extremism on the web, in their local context.
 
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February 12, 2018

LawFare blog (United States)

Tech companies could also combat the normalization of violent extremism among users by de-prioritizing extremist rhetoric relative to content absent of those narratives. … They can draw from libraries of counter- and alternative narratives, which can be evaluated over time, such as the content produced by the Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge program.
 
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February 05, 2018

2M.ma (Morocco)

The Moroccan Hala Cherradi has just won the grand prize of the international competition “Peer To Peer Facebook Global Digital Challenge” in Berlin.
 
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February 03, 2018

Yabiladi (Morocco)

Kickstarted by Moroccan student Hala Cherradi and her friends from Berlin’s Design Akademie, the “Do not Be Silent Berlin” project won Wednesday’s “Peer To Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge” in Washington. The prize rewards student initiatives that fight against hate speech and extremism.
 
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February 02, 2018

derStandard.at (Austria)

“Don’t be silent Berlin” is the name of the campaign developed by Androschin, a professor at the Design Academy Berlin with her 16-member team as part of the master’s programs Strategic Design and Marketing Communication.The idea behind it: There is so much hatred against refugees on the net, but also many who want to do something about it.
 
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January 31, 2018

The Free Press Journal (India)

Acropolis Institute of Technology and Research won first place at the Near East South Asia (NESA) regional finals of the Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism competition with their Reclaim Internet Project, a Google Chrome extension they developed which allows users to flag extremist content.
 
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