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COVID-19 and Vulnerable Communities

24 June 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BMT

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled hate speech against vulnerable communities, who are the most affected. In almost every country indigenous communities, migrant workers, undocumented immigrants, refugees and the urban poor have been disproportionately impacted by the virus. Following a brief presentation of Asia Centre’s findings on this topic, invited speakers and participants will deliberate on the following questions: To what extent has COVID-19 pandemic fueled hate speech against vulnerable communities? What has been civil society and governments’ responses to mitigate this threat? 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. More information about the International Conference: https://asiacentre.org/event/hate-speech-in-asia-challenges-and-solutions/

Dr. Chanansara Oranop na Ayutthaya, Graduate School of Communication Arts and Management Innovation (GSCM), National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA)
Dr. Jude William R. Genilo, Head of the Media Studies and Journalism Department, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
Ms. Khin Mai Aung, Coordinator, Doa-A-Yae: Coalition for Human Rights in Burma and Asia Centre Associate (USA)
Mr. Lutfi Hakim, Independent Communications Professional and Asia Centre Associate (Malaysia)

Moderator: Dr. Robin Ramcharan, Executive Director, Asia Centre

To attend this Webinar sign up: https://forms.gle/TZgMCQFUz8Z5uTCc9

Date: 24 June 2020
Time: 2 PM – 3.30 PM (Bangkok, Thailand GMT+7),
Registration from 1.45PM


24 June 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BMT
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Asia Centre
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