Marietta Herfort from Phiren Amenca was a speaker at the European Conference Freedom of Expression which took place in Vienna on the 14th of June 2019. She talked about and presented the work of the network, talked about the situation of Roma in Europe and how voluntary service can be a tool to challenge stereotypes and racism, as well as shared examples of monitoring the online hate speech against Roma.
The conference aspired to bring together researchers, experts, activists and volunteers to review and discuss the state-of-the-art and the way forward to counter threats for freedom of expression for NGOs, initiatives and individuals. It was the final conference of the European Project “FreeEx – Responsibility. Freedom of Expression” which was coordinated by The World of NGOs in Vienna and aimed at identifying and promoting strategic approaches to tackle the challenges of hate speech, fake news, misinformation and disinformation.