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(KAICIID Secretary-General Faisal bin Abdulrahman bin Muaammar speaks during
the press conference in Vienna)

The secretary-general of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), Faisal bin Abdulrahman bin Muaammar, announced that the Center will allocate approximately ‚¬1.5 million ($1.7 million) for initiatives aimed at combating hate speech through the centre’s global programmes in 2020, in partnership with UN and global organizations and through its five platforms in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Arab world.
This came during the joint press conference accompanying the international meeting, organized by KAICIID under the title “The role of religion, media and policies in combating hate speech”.
The initiatives will include social media campaigns against hate speech and training for vulnerable groups such as women and people seeking refuge to counter the phenomenon, support for existing efforts and help in launching new national initiatives to counter hate speech and a tailored training program for media experts, journalists and social media influencers on the responsible use of their channels.