Laureates

2018 Laureates

2018 Internet Peace Prize for the Promotion of Peace on the Internet

Hiro-o SekidaPresident of Kawasaki Network of Citizens against Hate Speech
Acceptance Speech

I am honored to receive, on behalf of the Kawasaki Network of Citizens against Hate Speech, the Internet Peace Prize, in recognition of our endeavor to eliminate from our society hate speech and discrimination against foreigners and minorities in Japan.

We support and encourage those who participate in anti-hate speech campaigns. I sincerely hope that our efforts will deepen the understanding and exchange between Japan and the people of other countries.

I also want to support the efforts of the Internet Peace Movement for creating global peace via the Internet.

 

About the Winner
• Name
: Kawasaki Network of Citizens against Hate Speech
• Founder
: Hiro-o Sekida (Honorary Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University)
• Founded
: January 23, 2016, Kawasaki, Japan
• Membership
: 165 partner organizations (peace, human rights, labor groups, religion groups etc.)
• Website
: https://kawasakiar.tumblr.com/
• Achievements
: The Kawasaki Network of Citizens has brought together 165 human rights organizations to unite in their efforts to eliminate hate speech and end discrimination against foreigners and minorities in Japan, which has unfortunately constituted a serious social issue. Since 2016, the Kawasaki Network of Citizens has been monitoring incidents of hate speech through social media, and its members have been conducting lectures to educate people about the problem, as well as organizing demonstrations with more than 1,000 participants who have stood up to protest hate speech.

2018 Internet Peace Prize for Internet Ethics Education

Ken OgisoInternet Etiquette Advocate
Acceptance Speech

I am honored to receive the Internet Peace Prize.

The Internet is of great benefit to many people, but at the same time, the Internet is used to spread malicious comments that can cause serious harm to people.

Words which you would not say in person, should not be delivered via the Internet. We will continue to educate people on the importance of creating a polite Internet culture.

 

About the Winner
• Name
: Ken Ogiso
• Position
: GREE Inc., Safety Team Manager
• Achievements
: Mr. Ogiso has conducted more than 2,000 lectures on Internet etiquette and communication ethics for the prevention of violence on the Internet to more than 400,000 netizens in Japan. He has been recognized for his contribution to the prevention of cyberbullying through activities, including ethics education and counseling.
Congratulations and goodwill messages to the first Internet Peace Prize winners