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Spain: Press in the Basque country when faced by blatant racism

This article was originally published on the Article19‘s website. During my recent visit to the Basque Country, I was asked to reflect on how the media of a small town should react when residents in a neighbourhood harass a family simply because they are Roma. The town of Vitoria-Gasteiz, the administrative capital of the Basque Country, […]

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Hungary: Responding to ‘hate speech’

This article was originally published on the Article19‘s website. This report examines legislation and practices related to ‘hate speech’ in Hungary, with a particular focus on the media. It examines the compliance of the national legislation with international freedom of expression standards and offers recommendations for their improvement. During the last few years, ‘hate speech’ against […]

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Media Against Hate Conference calls for higher ethical standards and less regulation in journalism

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) held the final conference of the 18-month campaign ”Media Against Hate” to counter hate speech in the media in Brussels, on 5-6 March 2018. The conference was attended by around 60 participants from all over Europe including journalists, community media, media regulators, journalists’ unions, IT companies and policymakers. Harlem […]

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Self-regulation and ‘hate speech’ on social media platforms

On the occasion of the European conference on Media Against Hate, ARTICLE 19 proposes how models of independent media self-regulation could be adapted to address ‘hate speech’ on social media. In this briefing paper, ARTICLE 19 explores issues that would need to be considered, and reinforces recommendations on freedom of expression-compliant approaches to regulating social media. Dominant […]

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