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Slide What We Do

The #iamhere method is a problem-solving initiative that deals with civil courage. We strengthen people by reacting and standing up when others are exposed to hatred and threats online.

Training Programs

With any of our lectures or workshops, your team will learn
how you to apply our method to your organisation.


We have lectures on how to develop a deeper understanding of the new media landscape, how to counteract racism and other discrimination, how to act in different situations when confronted with hate, and how to support the targeted and strengthen each other.


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What participants of our lectures have said:

“I will remember the concrete tips for how we can respond to trolls and boring comments with facts and love. And to back up each other! To take a stand instead of cowardly refrain from writing about things that are important just because I think it will be a bit controversial. I got a good reminder of that. Thanks for a great training!”

– employee of the Church of Sweden

“Thank you from #iamhereCanada. I learned alot!”

– Barbara Watson, member of #iamhereCanada

“Thank you for the inspiration!”

– Jörgen Svensson, member of #jagärhär

Events

We have educational programs with lectures and workshops on strategies to combat propaganda, discrimination, hate speech and threats online coming up. Our resilience-building events provide the participants with tools and a deeper understanding of how democracy and human rights can be strengthened using our methods.

Stay tuned!

Backup_Conference MAKING SOCIAL MEDIA A BETTER PLACE

01/02/2021 – 02/02/2021 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM –

Our first international conference will be focussing on policies around hate speech and misinformation. Experts from politics, church, legislation, and civil society will meet at the first #iamhere conference on 1-2 February. We will talk about hate speech and misinformation, and look for solutions for politics, technology companies, and us as a society.

Conference MAKING SOCIAL MEDIA A BETTER PLACE

01/02/2021 – 02/02/2021 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM –

Our first international conference will be focussing on policies around hate speech and misinformation. Experts from politics, church, legislation, and civil society will meet at the first #iamhere conference on 1-2 February. We will talk about hate speech and misinformation, and look for solutions for politics, technology companies, and us as a society.

Fakenews, Foreign Interferences And Social Media

09/12/2020 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM –

David Colon, Director of the Paris campus of the Collège Universitaire de Sciences Po,  will be talking about fake news, social media and interferences in political life, and on the ways to counter them.

The WONT-HATE Project and Online Violence against Women in Politics

11/11/2020 @ 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Eleonora will be discussing online violence against highly visible political female figures in Europe. With the aim of mapping different strategies of violence, she will illustrate how words, images and other multimedia can represent powerful weapons of abuse against women. She will also introduce a range of methods (and related software) to study social phenomena […]

SELF-CARE for counterspeakers

28/10/2020 @ 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Cathy Buerger, Director of Research at the Dangerous Speech Project (DSP) will be talking about her study on the work of the Swedish group #jagärhär. The research focuses primarily on how the practice affects the group’s members and how they seem to be influencing discourse online. The study asks and attempts to answer the following questions: […]

RESILIENCE ONLINE WITH #IAMHERE: resisting online hate

14/10/2020 – 28/10/2020 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – The lecture is aimed at the members of our groups and others who are interested in digital resistance and counter speaking. Mina Dennert is a Swedish writer, journalist, and the founder of the #iamhere network, which has inspired over a hundred thousand people from all over the world to take up the fight for a […]

Research

We strive to stop the hate, to support the targeted and to empower people to take a stand when they face hatred, threats and harassment. We have therefore been happy to see research supporting that the method actually works.

Links to all research studies will be given as soon as they are published.

Stop Polarization

In Germany, researchers have looked at the German #iamhere to see if and how the group changes comment fields for the better. They have studied the comment fields before the group has taken action and seen that not only members but also non-members change the tone and start using arguments instead of hate after we interacted in the comments field. 

Support The Targeted

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have conducted a study that looks at how #iamhere support the victims of hate and threats. Very often, we get feedback on how important our work is to them. Politicians, journalists, artists and opinion leaders often say that they would self-censor themselves if it were not for the network. Researchers at the Department of Psychology at the University of Gothenburg wanted to look into this more to see how it works.

The Strength Of Many

The most common thing we hear from the members is that they become more courageous, not only online but also in real life from being members of the group. In 2019, a Dangerous Speech Project research team in the United States launched a research project to see if it is a feeling shared by many members and how it works.