Implementing the law on, and policing of, racial abuse in the age of Twitter and social media: an “impossible job?”
The first Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Seminar of the new academic year takes place on Thursday 18th October when we are delighted to host an event in the Kick It Out One Game One Community weeks of action campaign– see https://www.sportbusinesscentre.com/news/2012-10-11 and below.
In summary, in this roundtable debate, a distinguished panel (including a former Premier League footballer and representatives from the FA, and a leading law firm, discuss the challenges faced by football in ensuring that the law on combating racial abuse is applied effectively in this new era of social media. Is it an impossible job?
Or can the power of social media be mobilised to address the problem, not just in terms of prosecuting those that abuse, but also by educating a new generation on the necessity for respect and tolerance in football and in society?
The event is organised in collaboration with Kick It. Kick It Out works throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination encourage inclusive practices and work for positive change. The campaign is supported and funded by the game's governing bodies, including founding body the Professional Footballers Association (PFA), the Premier League and The Football Association.
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