The Manifesto
of Non-Hostile Communication

  1. Virtual is real

    On the Internet, I only write or say what I would dare to say in person.

  2. You are what you communicate

    The words I choose define who I am. They represent me.

  3. Words shape the way I think

    I take all the time I need to express my views in the best possible way.

  4. Listen before you speak

    No one can always be right, and nor am I. I listen, with an honest and open-minded attitude.

  5. Words are bridges

    I choose words to understand, make myself understood and get close to others.

  1. Words have consequences

    I am aware that what I say or write can have consequences, small or serious.

  2. Share with care

    I share texts and images only after I have read, assessed and understood them.

  3. Ideas can be discussed.
    People must be respected

    Those whose views and opinions differ from mine are not enemies to be destroyed.

  4. An insult is not an argument

    I accept no offensive and aggressive words, even if they support my point of view.

  5. Silence says something too

    When it’s better to keep quiet… I do.

What’s the Manifesto

The Manifesto of Non-Hostile Communication is a commitment to shared responsibility for creating a respectful and civilized Internet that represents us and offers a sense of security. Written and adopted by a community of over 300 communicators, bloggers and influencers, it is a charter of 10 practical principles to guide online behaviour.

The Manifesto video

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