Tag: 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 expert shares his thoughts on the current and future shape of the technological world. What was […]

  • 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 murder. “Controversial Humour: Jewish Memes”, which was part fo a string of racist and antisemitic pages […]

  • 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, a global network of young Jewish innovators. The day-long conference, attended by community leaders, educators, […]

  • 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 AJN that after the national roof body complained to YouTube last month, three specific videos […]

  • 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 vat Rothschild- GIVE BACK the Shirt to Mellisa COOK” was a valiant effort at grassroots […]

  • 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.

  • 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 no longer care?” It’s like the streams of people walking past a homeless person, seeing […]

  • 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 Community Internet Engagement (CIE) site is the brainchild of social media expert Andre Oboler, who […]

  • 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 schools next term. The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has devised Click Against Hate, a […]

  • 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 at a landmark Australian summit on cyber-racism this week. A balanced strategy might be the […]