Mark is the CEO and co-founder of Kinzen, an organisation which helps technology platforms protect online communities and conversations from harmful misinformation and hate speech. Prior to that, he founded Storyful, a social media news agency and an early pioneer of the detection of misinformation on content platforms.
Jonathan was named sports writer of the year at the 2021 British Sports Journalism Awards. His work has repeatedly addressed issues of racism within sport and earned praise from his peers and other activists.
Tony is an experienced diversity and inclusion specialist and business leader, having successfully supported a number of public and private sector organisations to implement lasting change. As CEO of Kick it Out, Tony works to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change in football across all levels.
Dr Kim Barker
Dr Barker is a renowned law lecturer, specialising in internet law including online violence against women, online misogyny, online hate speech, regulation of online content (especially via social media platforms and online games), and intellectual property law (copyright, and digital content).
Anwar is a member of the FA National Council and spearheads the Football Supporters’ Association’s Fans for Diversity initiative. His work with Fans for Diversity aims to bring together fans to highlight diversity and to create an environment where fans feel safe and comfortable in supporting their team.
Ralph is a solicitor, qualified in Northern Ireland and England and Wales. He has worked for the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, an internationalised criminal court based in the Hague. He lived in Bosnia and Herzegovina for a number of years, where he worked for a human rights court, the High Representative to BiH and the European Commission. He currently works as a Human Rights Legal Adviser in the Northern Ireland public sector. Ralph has also worked for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.
Rupinder is a director on the board of the Football Association. She was invited to speak at an event concerning online bullying and trolling at the House of Lords and was the main speaker on a panel of speakers at the Women’s Commonwealth Parliamentarians Annual Conference in Gibraltar. She has a particular expertise in criminal and civil litigation. Litigation and tackling matters relating to social media issues is another area of her speciality.
Julie is the first female international to reach the 100-caps milestone for Northern Ireland. She was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the 2021 Birthday Honours for services to women's football. Julie will represent her country at the upcoming UEFA Women's Euro 2022 in England.
Valéria has over 15 years’ experience working for organisations in the private, public and non-profit sector, such as Department of Social Protection, Robert Bosch Institute and GAIA Social. Her areas of expertise are: community development, corporate social responsibility and civil engagement.
TACKLING ONLINE HATE IN FOOTBALL
TOHIF was funded by UKRI-AHRC and the Irish Research Council under the ‘UK-Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Research Grants Call’ (grant numbers: AH/W001624/1 and IRC/W001624/1).
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