Facing Facts: What is hate speech?


06/10/2017

“Everyday people are targeted by hate speech because they are Muslims, gay, Jewish, a woman, disabled, a Christian, Asian, white, black, old, Roma, etc. Anyone can be a victim of speech that incites intolerance, discrimination and possibly even violence”.

This is hate speech and, according to this video by CEJI, a Jewish contribution to an inclusive Europe, when hate speech expands online and in the media it can severely threaten human rights. Monitoring and denouncing, as well as educating communities are the keys to contrast the spread of hate speech. This short video is part of CEJI’s “Facing Facts”, on online training course to confront hate speech.