Category Archives: News

New Safe Digital City Analysis: Bodø Youth highly exposed to hate speech, abuse, and extreme content on social media

    Are young people in Bodø exposed to violent and problematic content on social media? Which groups are most exposed, and what are the risk areas? To address this issue, Nordic Safe Cities, in collaboration with Analyse & Tall and Common Consultancy, produced the report “Bodø-ungdoms digitale liv: bruk,...

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Democracy Spotlight #1 Combatting Youth Crime in the Nordics

  Welcome to the first edition of our new format – The Democracy Spotlight. We experienced a need among our readers for a new approach that provided more specific expert knowledge on democracy building and prevention work, and we hope this new format will match your expectations. The Democracy Spotlight...

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The Safe Cities Norway initiative receives 25 million NOK from Gjensidigestiftelsen

All the members of the Safe Cities Norway initiative gathered for a meeting in Oslo in 2022. Foto: Gjensidigestiftelsen. – We are very grateful that Gjensidigestiftelsen wants to continue the collaboration. Safe Cities Norway is a unique initiative – in a Norwegian as well as a Nordic context. It provides...

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Largest Study to Date: Antisemitism has become a normalized part of the public digital discourse on Jews in Denmark

  -The study demonstrates that the level of antisemitism is high – even before the current crisis. It not only reveals a concerning amount of antisemitism but also shows how and where it manifests, Emma Pretzmann, Director of the Jewish Information Center, says. Established through collaboration between the Jewish Society...

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Here are the winners of the Nordic Pioneer Prize 2023

An LGBTQ+ activist, a folk singer, a safe space founder and a film maker are this year’s winners of the Nordic Pioneer Prize 2023. There is power in being young! Most youngsters don’t use that power – but this year’s winners of the Nordic Pioneer Prize are all about social...

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Analysis: Hate speech on Facebook in Norway

We and our partners have analyzed 10,4 million comments and detected the amount of hate speech on Facebook in Norway. Muslims and women are the groups who are targeted with most hate on Facebook.   The public conversation has largely shifted to social media, where we all spend a lot of...

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Analyzing the political conversation in Kristiansand

We are pleased to release our latest findings from the Safe Digital City project, which has analyzed the comments section on political parties’ Facebook pages in Kristiansand. The analysis reveals that on average, there is twice as much online hate in political conversations compared to the broader digital conversation in...

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Nominate a Nordic Pioneer now!

The Nordic Pioneers project is now accepting nominations for its prestigious prize, recognizing individuals who are leading the way in making their local communities and society as a whole more inclusive, diverse and cohesive. So the question is: Do you know someone who has made a significant impact in the...

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Launch of Shalom Danmark

Nordic Safe Cities, Jødisk Informationscenter and partners will scope the amount of antisemitism in Denmark and invent preventative efforts to counter the issue. Antisemitism isn’t just a thing of the past. Unfortunately. It lingers on to this day, especially in the digital sphere where a tight connection between antisemitism and...

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Paris Peace Forum awards us a Special Mention

We are really proud to have been awarded a Special Mention at the Paris Peace Forum. It is our Safe Digital City project which has received the Special Mention for our work of mapping the online hate in the cities of Malmö, Aalborg and Kristiansand. “Receiving this acknowledgement from the...

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