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#defyhatenow Training on Social Media and Hate Speech Mitigation, Juba, South Sudan (7th, 8th and 9th May, 2018)
Application deadline:  April 27, 2018.
We are pleased to announce our upcoming training taking place in four different cities to develop social media understanding and skills for the mitigation of hate speech.

About the training

#defyhatenow is working to mitigate hate speech on social media through three identified aspects; spreading awareness, counter-messaging, and social media literacy. The social media training will be addressing all three aspects by aiming at the exchange of information regarding social media use and best practices.
The training is designed to address not only individuals but also organizations and leaders who are/strive to be influential in their communities.
This training is part of #defyhatenow project and is carried out in the framework of the #defyhatenow mission and values for the mitigation of hate speech on social media with a focus on South Sudan.
These sessions /activities are designed to help individuals and organizations working in the space of peacebuilding, civic engagement, conflict resolution and diaspora/refugees South Sudanese community engagement gain a better understanding of the hate speech and how it can be mitigated in South Sudan. 

The training will focus on the themes below  :
Prejudice awareness
Hate speech awareness and mitigation
Introduction to Social Media platforms (Tools, processes, and skills )
Social Media strategy for Civil Society organizations   

Who can apply?
We are targeting South Sudanese who are active in promoting peace and development in South Sudan through activism, youth and gender activities, refugee community development and civil society organizations.  
Applicants need not to have a deep level of understanding of social media management and design principles. However, background knowledge and preferably some practical experience is highly recommended.

Please note that applying through our website and receiving an acceptance email is the only way to attend the training. So please make sure to apply the links below before the deadline on 25th April 2018.

The program is designed for individuals who are residents of the specific locations where the training will be conducted. #defyhatenow will not provide accommodation or transport to the participants. You are advised to apply for a training if it is in the city of residence (Juba)

Please note that applying through this form and receiving an acceptance email is the only way to attend the training. Please make sure to submit your application before the deadline of  25th April 2018.

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