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Bad News: Hate Speech, Social Media, and Mental Health

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DIT Aungier Street

Bishop Street

Room G-019

D02 HW71 Dublin

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From the publication of hate speech and the promotion of hot-air controversialists, to the use of technology and social media to draw us into an addictive diet of endless news consumption, are news organisations hurting their readers?

What readers consume – and how they consume it – can have tangible effects on their well-being. Join us for a discussion of how the media affects readers' mental health, what responsibility news organisations and journalists need to take for that, and what we might need to change.

This event is presented by Dublin Inquirer and Banter, in association with the Centre for Critical Media Literacy at DIT. The discussion will be moderated by Banter's Jim Carroll, and will include the following panelists:

Peter Feeney is the Press Ombudsman of Ireland. He is the former head of broadcast compliance at RTÉ, where he was earlier responsible for the production of guidelines and training in programme standards. From 1990 to 1997, he was editor of current affairs television at RTÉ.

Sahar Ali is a spoken-word poet and comedian. Her recent Dublin Fringe Show, Saharcasm, explored Irishish, Arabism, and racism in contemporary Ireland. She also blogs at saharcasm.org.

Diarmaid Mac Aonghusa is the managing director at Fusio, a web and app development company in Dublin. He has worked in the web development business for more than 20 years and is the former chair of Educate Together.

Paloma Viejo Otero is a PhD student at Dublin City University. Her research focuses on hate speech and social media.

Lois Kapila is the founder and managing editor of Dublin Inquirer, an independent publication that covers Ireland's capital.

Directions: DIT Aungier Street is at the corner of Aungier and Bishop streets in Dublin 2. To get to room G-019, go in the main door, turn right, and walk for about 30 seconds. We'll have signs up to direct you.

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