Pass it on

A twist on the internationally popular whispering game.

About the exercise

  • Plenary exercise
  • Time required : 25 minutes
  • Themes : Freedom of religion or belief (FORB), disinformation, freedom of expression, hate speech.
  • Target audience : Best suited to grassroots-level groups/faith communities, civil society organisations and human rights defenders.


To enable participants to reflect on the sources and impacts of disinformation, particularly on our perceptions of the ‘other’.


A twist on the internationally popular whispering game. Disinformation is deliberately introduced into the mix and participants then discuss the real-life implications of this for their own context. A good opener for a session exploring disinformation, freedom of expression and hate speech.

Source: The FORB Learning Platform’s online training of the trainers’ course.

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