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COVID-19 and Hate Speech
May 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm BMT
The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a rise in hate speech both online and offline. Origins of the virus, its spread and breach of containment measures are cast based on ethnicity, nationality and their immigration status. In this webinar, Asia Centre presents its initial investigations into hate speech in Southeast Asia. During the webinar, invited speakers and participants will deliberate on the following questions: How has COVID-19 pandemic fueled hate speech in Asia? What has been civil society and governments’ response to the issue? What specific measures can be taken to address the issue? This event is part of a series of webinars in the lead up to Asia Centre’s international conference on Hate Speech in Asia: Challenges and Solutions scheduled 7-9 October 2020, Bangkok, Thailand.
Dr. Yasuko Hassall Kobayashi, Ritsumeikan University
Professor Andrew Harding, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Ms. Ayako Hatano, Doctoral Researcher, University of Tokyo
Mr. Wasin Punthong, Lecturer, Thammasat University
Moderator: Dr. Robin Ramcharan, Executive Director, Asia Centre
To attend this Webinar sign up: https://forms.gle/LCpMufQr36jnpAAR6
Date: 27 May 2020
Time: 2 PM – 3.30 PM (Bangkok, Thailand GMT+7),
Registration from 1.45pm