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See no HATE, hear no HATE, speak no HATE. POST NO HATE.

  Have you ever came across the three wise monkeys? Sure you have, but have you ever paid attention to the real meaning of this old Japanese pictorial maxim? It is hard to decide on one meaning. It depends not only on which part of the world you come from, but also on one’s personal attitude.   Keep your mind free of EVIL thought, do not let hatred impair you. That is supposed to be the ancient Japanese meaning of the proverb. This does not only refer to the refusal of seeing, hearing or speaking EVIL, but one have to stop spreading EVIL. Is it enough to stop spreading hatred and prejudices only in the “real” world? The offline world? No. Continue online. Hate speech in online environment is EVIL. The western world uses the three wise monkeys for people who deal with evil or impropriety with turning a blind eye on it. How ironic, if you think about the amount of people ignoring hate speech and discrimination online. The Web is not as an anonymous robot space anymore, a

Bulgarian Human Rights Experts Discussed Hate Speech

Conference “Europe in 21st Century: Democracy against racism, Xenophobia and hate Speech.” Conference regarding an increasing manifestations of hate speech, xenophobia and discrimination in the state of Bulgaria was held on the 24th of January at the Information Office of the European Parliament Information Office to the Republic in Bulgaria. Crucial issues concerning a growing negative attitude towards persons of different ethnic origin, refugees, asylum seekers and representatives of ethnic and religious minorities in the country were discussed by Metin Kazak, Member of European parliament, Ognyan Zlatev - Head of the European Commission in Sofia, Tuncher Kardzhaliev – Chairman of the Human Rights, religion, Citizen's complaints and petitions committee of the national Assembly, Krassimir Kanev - Chairman of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, Prof. Dimitar Gotchev, former Constitutional Court judge at the European Court of Human Rights and representatives of Jewi

Glance to the future, a. k. a. Why volunteering?

On my first days here in Sofia I was first of all amazed by the quantity of young people from all around the Europe coming to work on Voluntary basis. Before arriving and meeting them all, I have faced this quite skeptical attitude of people from my environment at home country. The attitude of “is this going to be of any benefit for you?” With the departure date approaching I had more and more thoughts and doubts reflecting this attitude of others. However, all of that was dispelled a soon as I saw this incredible variety of young adults ready to devote themselves for voluntary work and at the same time gain this invaluable experience.  All types of people - from recent high school graduates to nearly 30-year-olds with several master’s degrees and solid “normal” working experience.  Therefore, I feel that it is essential to emphasize, why volunteering is a right choice at any point of one’s life and how it is going to be beneficial for you (a.k.a. shut the skepticism): ·