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Call For Research Expert On Hate Speech Monitoring

Romaversitas Foundation is contracting an external researcher to prepare and coordinate a 12-month-long monitoring process on the field of hate speech in the framework of the international “Together Against Antigypsyism Online” (TAAO) project involving six countries.

The role of the researcher involves the following tasks:

  • Prepare the data collection methodology with the involvement of Romaversitas Foundation and the project participants until the 31st of July 2024. The finalized monitoring methodology will be implemented by all countries to monitor online hate speech on national levels.
  • Organize online trainings to national research teams to introduce the methodology during August 2024.
    Support and supervise the data collection national teams of 5 young hate speech monitors in six countries from September 2024 – October 2025
  • Support and supervise the preparation of the national reports.
  • Prepare the synthesis report by November 2025
  • Take part in dissemination activities.

The project “Together Against Antigypsyism Online” (TAAO) contributes to the protection of EU values and rights by combating hate crime and hate speech, especially focusing on combating online hate speech against Roma. The approx. 12 million Roma living in Europe are the continent’s largest and most discriminated ethnic minority; they are also the biggest victim of online hate speech. Online media plays a particular role in spreading and inciting hate speech. It strengthens stereotypes, uses offensive language, denies, or trivialises antigypsyism. Through social media hate speech reaches millions of people and allows perpetrators to anonymously incite hatred and violence. Very often, hate speech online trigger offline hate crimes. More info about the project: https://taao.sdruzeniromea.cz/

The methodology of the monitoring process should be delivered by 31 July 2024 and the final study by 30 November 2025.

Profile of the consultant

  • A researcher can be an individual, institution or organization.
  • Proven knowledge about the situation of Roma communities and the hate speech connected to Roma community.
  • Recent experience in working with Roma civil society on online hate speech monitoring
  • Excellent writing skills in English.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills, and proven experience in international research settings.
  • Ability to work independently.

Contract and budget

The researcher will be subcontracted by Romaversitas Foundation and has no rights vis-à-vis the EEA and Norway Grants for Regional Cooperation. He/She reports to Romaversitas Foundation. The methodology, the reports and the whole process will be renumerated with 12.000 €, VAT and all costs and charges included.

The applicants should submit:

  • An updated CV
  • Recent history of publication with links
  • A short (500 words) proposal on the research methodology

The application package should be submitted by the 21st of July, 2024 to romaversitas@romaversitas.hu The subject of the e-mail should be ‘Online hate speech monitoring’.

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