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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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Responding to ‘hate speech’: Comparative overview of six EU countries

This report provides a comparative overview of legal and policy responses to ‘hate speech’ in six EU countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom. The report finds hate speech to be a significant problem across all countries. Despite some examples of good practice, legal and regulatory frameworks in these countries are failing […]

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A new report on the role of community media for refugees and migrants has been published

The Council of Europe publication entitled “Spaces of Inclusion – An explorative study on needs of refugees and migrants in the domain of media communication and on responses by community media” has been prepared by experts of the COMMIT Community Media Institute in Austria. It will be presented at the final “Media against Hate” workshop in […]

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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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