India: Challenging gender-based hate speech on Facebook

Gender groups appeal to social networking site to remove gender-offensive speech

Source: Times of India
Author: Madhavi Rajadhyaksha
Published: May 24, 2013

"Prominent gender rights groups have petitioned popular social networking site Facebook this week to address the representation of rape and domestic violence on its site.

The petition calls for comprehensive, swift and effective action from the website owners to recognise speech that glorifies violence against women and to be intolerant towards such posts. It appeals to the site to "effectively train moderators to recognize and remove gender-based hate speech.""


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Advancing gender equality in media

In my opinion, the most effective strategy to achieve gender-sensitive media is:

Increased gender-awareness training of media professionals
Greater action by audiences to hold their media accountable
Stricter enforcement of gender-focussed media codes and policies
More female journalists, editors and media house managers


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