Tag Archives: Australian Jewish News

The social media is the message

When it comes to Facebook and Twitter few people know just how powerful these forums can be in influencing opinions and affecting change as Dr Andre Oboler, CEO of the Online Hate Prevention Institute. Here the social-media strategist and online public diplomacy … Continue reading

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Facebook Forced to Pull Hate Page

By Timna Jacks in The Australian Jewish News Bowing to pressure from the Human Rights Commission, Facebook has agreed to block an antisemitic fan page that calls for the destruction of Israel and brands Jews as fodder for gas chambers and mass … Continue reading

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Investing in the community’s future

By Timna Jacks in The Australian Jewish News YOUNG Jewish voices from Melbourne and Sydney came together on Sunday for the country’s first Australian Gathering for Young Jewish Leaders, jointly hosted by the Australian Jewish Funders (AJF) and ROI Community, … Continue reading

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YouTube ‘too slow’ on hate videos

By Peter Kohn in the Australian Jewish News THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has contacted YouTube after the online broadcaster allowed posts of material relating to Australian Holocaust denier Fredrick Toben. ECAJ executive director Peter Wertheim told The … Continue reading

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Virtual hate poses ‘real world’ threat

Originally published as: Andre Oboler, ‘Virtual hate poses “real world” threat’, The Australian Jewish News, 10 February 2012, page 3 The “Djokovic Scandal” over a sweaty shirt shows both the best and the worst of social media. The Facebook page “Yael Vi … Continue reading

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Australian Jewish News discusses Oboler’s “Fight against online hate”

The Australian Jewish News (Sydney Edition) reports on the completion of the first stage of Andre Oboler’s new project to combat online hate. The solution was presented at an experts meeting of the Online Antisemitism Working Group of the Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism which took place in Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem in early July 2011. Continue reading

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Dr Oboler questions our commitment to advocacy

Andre Oboler, Have We Lost That Caring Feeling?, The Australian Jewish News, 22 April 2011 I wanted to write an open letter to Noam and Aviva, but I couldn’t. How could I say “we’ve given up, we’ve moved on”, “we … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler’s CIE to Deconstruct the web of hate – if funding can be found

Adam Kamien, Deconstructing a web of hate, Australian Jewish News, 7 January, 2011. Pg 4. A NEW website aimed at mobilising world Jewry, governments and community organisations against the proliferation of online anti-Semitism will be launched on January 24. The … Continue reading

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The Australian Jewish News reports on the ADC’s Click Against Hate program designed by Andre Oboler

Peter Kohn, Clicking to Fight Against Online Hate, The Australian Jewish News, 7 May 2010, p 3 Empowering students to respond effectively when they encounter online anti-Semitism is the aim of a new program to be launched in Victorian Jewish … Continue reading

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The Australian Jewish News gets Andre Oboler’s views on an Australian summit on cyber-racism

Peter Kohn, Taking a Stand Against Web Hate, The Australian Jewish News, 30 April 2010, p 3 Quelling racism and anti-Semitism in the trash-and-treasure environment of the world wide web is looming as a great social challenge. That was clear … Continue reading

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