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#SpreadNoHate: Hate Speech Against Migrants and Refugees in the Media

In the framework of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations’ (UNAOC) #SpreadNoHate initiative, UNAOC and the European Union (EU) will organize a one-day symposium in Brussels on Thursday 26 January 2017. Hate speech and incitement to hatred against migrants and refugees are on the rise across Europe. In a growing number of countries, anger and […]

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A plugin to counter hate speech online

“The Hate Stoppers”, a group of young designers and developers launched on October 2016 a plugin called “Hate Free”. It aims to fight with hate speech online but without limiting freedom of expression. They developed this programme for the recent Peacehack, initiated by the organisation International Alert, which is aimed to find solutions for bringing […]

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Roularta Media Group stops comments on its websites

Roularta Media Group announced on 10 January in a press release the decision to block comments on articles published on its newspapers’ websites, “due to the disrespectful nature of the discussions”. The Belgian group publishes among others Le Vif/L’Express, Trends, Knack and Sport-Foot Magazine. “Our mission is not to moderate resentments, but to inform. In […]

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Hate speech: a dilemma for journalists the world over

By Cherian George. This article was originally published on the EJN website.   Hate speech presents a major challenge to today’s journalism. Socially conscious journalists have been rightly alarmed at how rapidly hate-filled messages seep into, and often overwhelm, comment on the internet. Less talked about is how journalists’ own professional procedures — including how […]

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