Lithuania Makes Online Racism Personal

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The Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights (LZTS) have conducted an experience (which they filmed) to illustrate the emotional impact of online racist harassment. By staging an audition waiting room for actors, the film introduces us to a black actor, who asks fellow actors to translate racist Lithuanian messages he has received. The actors (who are all white) show a variety of responses, with some even refusing to translate the negative comments. While the campaign is said to attempt to raise awareness of the impact of cyber bullying, it will also no doubt shed light on racism in Lithuanian as well as spark debate on how this particular type of harassment should be dealt with.

You can watch the full video below and find out more about the organisation behind it here.

 

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