Virtual Lecture: Online Hate Crime – What Harm Can It Do?

Tuesday 2 February 2021, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm GMT, online (UK)


Exploring the outcomes of online hate crime – social, emotional and criminal; with global, national and local speakers, using MS Teams.

As part of Greater Manchester Hate Crime Awareness Week (1-7 Feb 2021) we are exploring an aspect of hate crime that has become even more prevalent currently – online hate crime. Salford City Council is pleased to introduce:

Imran Ahmed – CEO, Centre for Countering Digital Hate Crime, will explore:

  • Online Hate Crime
  • Identity based hate crime – the current picture, individual and society consequences for 2021.
  • Perpetrator and platform motivations.
  • National, local and individual strategies to counter online hate.
  • Counter Terrorism Policing North West Prevent Team examine:
  • Online extremism
  • Links between hate crime and extremism.
  • Current extremist groups such as the ‘incel’ online subculture.
  • Support for vulnerable individuals.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) looks at:

  • Freedom of speech
  • The legal basis and history of freedom of speech – Human rights Act, European Convention on Human Rights.
  • Where this freedom starts and ends – i.e. becomes an illegal act.
  • Examples and case studies.

Opportunities for questions and answers will be available.

Suitable for organisations involved with safeguarding vulnerable people – e.g. health, housing, local authority, voluntary sector, education.

Please book using your work email.


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