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The Code of Ethics "QazNetEtiquette" was presented in Astana

Astana hosted the presentation of the Code of Ethics "QazNetEtiquette" and the Methodological manual for civil servants and media for combating, monitoring and preventing interethnic hate speech.

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Both documents were developed by Kazakhstani and foreign experts and are based on the principles of international and law of Kazakhstan. Code of Ethics will promote ethical principles, the values of an inclusive society, aimed at self-regulation of communications of Internet users.

The project was developed by the International Center for Journalism "MediaNet" in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and was implemented with the support of the Representative Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Kazakhstan.

Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Information and Social Development Daniyar Kadirov emphasized the particular relevance of the public ethical code on interethnic relations, noting the risks of spreading the rhetoric of hostility in the Internet space, xenophobia and intolerance between people on ethnic, linguistic and other grounds.

“We hope that our project will make a small contribution to raising awareness of the problem of hate speech among the general public and government officials, especially in times of geopolitical conflicts and the growing influence of social networks”, said Johannes D. Rey, director of the representative office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Kazakhstan.

As a result of the meeting, recommendations were developed for the further development of the project, conducting trainings and disseminating the code of ethics in the regions and improving the ongoing joint.

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