Chip in to stop the spread of hate speech in Aotearoa

In Germany, they have greater protections against hate speech than we do here in Aotearoa.

Volksverhetzung is a concept in German criminal law that refers to incitement of hatred against segments of the population.

The way this works in practice is that some views such as racism or denying the Holocaust, are deemed unconstitutional and can be denied a public platform. Everyone has a right to gather and protest, but the people of the city can decide if you get to protest on the side streets or the main routes.

We think we need something like that here in Aotearoa.

Over the next 12 months, we have a long-term campaign plan to:

  • Uncover the impact of hate speech on human rights and minority voices by collecting people’s stories and generating a people powered report like the one we did last year on mental health;
  • Protect democracy from mis and disinformation by researching the spread, influence and patterns of fake and misleading news and its impacts on public harmony;
  • Unleash the power of digital tools to build a vibrant, transparent democracy by modelling a better way.

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We rely entirely on individual donations and grants. We receive no government funding and we don't accept money from pokies. Our team works hard to ensure even the smallest contributions go a long way. No amount is too small and all donations will help build a better, fairer, more beautiful and just Aotearoa New Zealand.

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