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Online Module: ethical journalism practices on migrants and refugees

The migration and refugee crisis in Europe not only presents a humanitarian crisis that demands political and social attentions; it also demands the media to act responsibly by reporting in a fair, accurate and accountable manner. However, this is not always easy. Sometimes, it can be a real challenge for journalists because it requires them […]

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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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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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