Quality journalism

Countering hate speech

Instructor: Julia Mozer

About this course

This is an introductory course specially designed for journalists who are or may become victims of online hate. The course covers a range of topics and offers practical guidance that equips journalists with appropriate tools to deal with hateful comments and attacks online.

We talk about what hate speech is and what the most relevant and internationally accepted definitions are. We look at how the elements of hate speech come together and how it relates to freedom of expression.

Another topic we cover is online safety and some practical tips and tools journalists can use to protect their privacy. We talk about technical and emotional safety, and basically how to stay sane on social media.

Eventually, we provide you with counter-action methods, ranging from reporting and removing all the way to counter speech, counter campaigns and more. What forms of counter-actions can journalists use?

This online course is produced for the DACHS project by the European Journalism Centre and DataScouting. The DACHS project is implemented with the financial support of the EU Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).

Course content produced in cooperation with:

  • CEJI - A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe stands with people of all backgrounds to promote a Europe of diversity and respect. A Jewish voice at European level, our activities include delivering diversity education, enhancing interfaith and intercultural dialogue, while advocating in the EU against antisemitism and discrimination of all kinds.
  • Facing Facts Online, an innovative programme aiming to tackle the issue of hate crime and hate speech in Europe. Since its inception in 2011, this initiative has been praised for its role in training on, and advocating for, hate crime monitoring systems that expose overlooked hate motivated acts.

In a nutshell

Skill level



45 min


English, French, Spanish, German, Greek

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Meet your instructor: Julia Mozer

profile image Julia Mozer

Julia Mozer

Hate Speech Advisor & Communication Officer


Originally from Hungary, Julia studied Marketing and Business Management in Denmark, France, and England. After working for two years in Hungary and China, she completed her Master's degree in Media and Public Relations at Leicester University, where she wrote her dissertation on ageism in the media. Dedicated to spreading the word of good causes, Julia joined CEJI-A Jewish contribution to an inclusive Europe in October 2016 as Communication Officer.

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