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Covering trans issues: Transgender Europe’s tips for journalists

Transgender Europe has created a ‘Guide for Journalists‘ booklet for covering stories about, or stories which affect, trans people in a fair and respectful manner. The aim of the guide is to make terminology more clear to journalists, so that they do not resort to over-simplifications, sensationalist arguments, stereotypes or inaccurate reporting. The guide includes […]

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RESPECT WORDS: guidelines on reporting about migrants and minorities

With the motto, ‘Ethical Journalism against Hate Speech’, the RESPECT WORDS project addresses the need to rethink how the media represents migration and ethnic and religious minorities. On 12 October 2017, the project presented their guidelines for reporting on migrants and minorities in the European Parliament in Brussels. Generally, current negative practices in the media […]

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The “Jo Cox Committee” published recommendations on hate speech in Italy

The “Jo Cox Committee” published in July 2017 its final report examining the extent, causes and effects of hate speech in Italy. It reveals the existence of a pyramid of hate at the base of which lie stereotypes, misrepresentation and hostile language. The upper sections of the pyramid relates to acts of discrimination, including hate speech and […]

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IOM Study: Improving data on missing migrants

Since 2014, more than 22,500 migrant deaths and disappearances have been recorded by the International Organization for Migration globally. The real figure could be much higher, but many deaths are never recorded. Fatal Journeys Volume 3 – Part 1 provides a global review of existing data sources, and illustrates the need for improvements in the ways that […]

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Media regulatory authorities and hate speech in the Balkan

The Council of Europe has published a report on media regulatory authorities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovinia, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Serbia and hate speech.

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Should “hate speech” be free?

This article was originally published on the ARTICLE 19’s website.   Recent events in the US have not only shown clearly the disturbing levels of hatred espoused by those following neo-Nazi and white supremacist ideologies, but they have also shown the power of challenging such views, and highlighted the issues around ‘hate speech’ and freedom […]

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Strategies to Counter Hate Speech

How do journalists deal with hate speech? Should you ignore them, confront them or report about them to the authorities? Read about the strategies to confront hate speech.

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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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