Upcoming Event: Building fearless democracies with Gerald Hensel

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Social media has been a blessing for the speed and accessibility of information… but also a major curse when it comes to fake news or online hate.

For Gerald Hensel, it became just that. After standing up to the far right online, he received thousands of death threats and hateful messages.

Did he back down? No: he founded Fearless Democracy.

At the next Idealist Quarterly, Gerald will tell us about his journey from victim to digital activist, and what lies ahead in the fight against online hate speech.


An event hosted by Idealist Quarterly and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

18:00h – 21:00h

Venue: Le Chemin des Vignes, Rue d’Idalie 27, 1050 Bruxelles


Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-fearless-democracies-with-gerald-hensel-tickets-37528318210 *




Gerald Hensel

Founder of Fearless Democracy


18.00 – Doors open

Come and unwind with a glass of wine

19.00 –  A chat with Gerald Hensel

A conversation on fighting online hate speech

19.20 – Networking

Tired of “networking” where you meet no one new? The Idealist Quarterly breaks down Brussels’ usual silos. This is the place to meet idealists and progressives working in EU affairs – just like you



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