Glitch News + Updates Category

Glitch!UK mentioned in BuzzFeedNews

“This will change the way people view online abuse,” Newham Councillor Seyi Akiwowo, who was targeted by racist trolls, told BuzzFeed News. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) today committed to treat online hate crime as seriously as offline offences, while taking into account the potential impact on the wider community as well as the victim. […]

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CPS to treat online hate crime as seriously as hate crime committed face to face

Today the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced its commitment for online hate crime to be treated the same as face to face hate crime. Glitch UK welcomes this harsher punishment and believes this announcement sends a strong signal that the criminal justice system must take online abuse seriously. In 2015 the Malicious Communications Act […]

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Mayor of London’s Online Hate Crime Summit 2017

This morning I was up super early to speak with Jason Rosam on BBC London Radio to talk about the Mayor of London‘s brilliant new police unit to tackle online hate crime. The Online Hate Crime Hub is made up of specially trained officers who will work with community groups. social media organisations, academic hate crime specialists […]

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Dear Twitter and YouTube, you need to deal with your trolls.

  The 1st February 2016 was the first time I had ever been called a N****r. I wasn’t called a N***** once, or twice but three times in the space of 20 minutes by people online I had never met and will probably (more like hopefully) never meet in my entire life. Looking back now […]

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Features on the Guardian

22nd June 2016: For Women of Colour, the EU Equals Hope, letters 3rd April 2015: Why Do Fewer Women Tweet Political Party Hashtags?– by Laura Bates

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Features on European Youth Forum publications…

European Youth Forum Brussels, Belgium The European Youth Forum (YFJ) is the Platform of Youth Organisations in Europe striving for Youth Rights. Representing 99 National Youth Councils and International Youth Organisations from across Europe, the Forum works to empower young people to participate actively in society to improve their own lives, by representing and advocating […]

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Features on NewhamMag

June 2014: Newham Mag, Selection from Election: Results, Issue 300, Page 24-30 Sept 2015: Newham Mag, Painting the Garden Fence, Issue, 325, Page 13 May 2016: Newham Mag Appeal to Rezone Station, Issue 340, Page 05  July 2016: Newham Mag, Police and Pupils on the Arts Beat, Issue 346, Page 04 Sept 2016: Newham Mag, Art […]

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Features on OHTV

May 2012: OHTV 2Gether Magazine- Page 20 & 21 Feb 2015: OHTV Real Talk Road Show Live from UEL April 2015: OHTV 2gether Magazine- Page 24  

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Features on Newham Recorder

Maryland residents anger over ‘dirty and messy’ Tesco store 2nd Feb 2017: Newham councillor Seyi Akiwowo told she should die from a STD by racist trolls on Twitter 2nd Jan 2017: Forest Gate Councillor Calls for Questions by Jon King 15th Nov 2016: Police ‘Using all of our Resources’ to Tackle Rising Gun Crime in Newham- […]

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Seyi

My name is Seyi (Shay-ee) Akiwowo (Aki-wo-wo) and I am an Afropean (British/European Nigerian) living in London. I am a Fellow at Royal Society of the Arts and have had eight successful years working in the social policy and sustainable development sectors in the UK and abroad in places like Kuwait, Istanbul, UAE, Prague, Brussels, India and […]

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