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Report: How did the media reflect migration in 2015?

Since the arrival of almost a million refugees and migrants to Europe in 2015, media in most countries has been filled with images of migrants fleeing war, suffering or losing their lives during their journey. How has Europe responded and specifically – what has the media coverage been like? The Department of Media and Communications […]

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Germany: Draft Bill on Social Networks raises serious free expression concerns

This article was originally published on ARTICLE19 website. In April 2017, ARTICLE 19 analysed the Draft Bill on the Improvement of Enforcement of Rights in Social Networks (the Draft Bill), which has recently been approved by the cabinet of the Federal Government of Germany. The analysis shows that the Draft Bill raises serious concerns under […]

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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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UNESCO study: Countering online hate speech

The opportunities offered by the Internet vastly outweigh its challenges. While not forgetting this, we must nevertheless address the problems that come with it. Hate speech online is one such problem – examined in this study with an eye to practical counter-strategies. The study published by UNESCO provides a global overview of the dynamics characterizing hate […]

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Camden Principles on Freedom of Expression and Equality

These Principles are founded on the understanding that freedom of expression and equality are foundational rights, whose realisation is essential for the enjoyment and protection of all human rights. They are also mutually supporting and reinforcing human rights. It is only when coordinated and focused action is taken to promote both freedom of expression and […]

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Is Slow Journalism a Remedy for Hate Speech?

Chris Elliott provides insight into the decision making process at The Guardian on whether to show cover of Charlie Hebdo in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack on the magazine in 2014. The video was originally published on EJN’s website.

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Study on media coverage of ethnicity & religion in Europe

What are the key ingredients of good examples of media coverage of ethnicity and religion? Journalism practices that are based on in-depth reporting, providing background information, explaining legal contexts, considering the impact, giving a voice to the voiceless, showing respect, raising awareness about diversity, avoiding stereotypes, taking a stand on discrimination, moving beyond the event […]

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‘Hate Speech’ Explained: A Toolkit

In this toolkit, ARTICLE 19 provides a guide to identifying ’hate speech‘ and how effectively counter it, while protecting the rights to freedom of expression and equality. It responds to a growing demand for clear guidance on identifying “hate speech,” and for responding to the challenges ‘hate speech’ poses within a human rights framework. As […]

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