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WE CAN - understand and counter hate speech - Training

This newly revised version of the Facing Facts counter hate speech course organized by the Council of Europe aims to equip participants with the necessary knowledge for recognising hate speech, and to support them in countering it by presenting a multitude of ways, from counter-speech to alternative campaigns, and importantly, human rights-based narratives

EU Initiative: Include Hate Speech and Hate Crimes in the list of EU crimes - Article

The EU Commission is asking stakeholders to provide their feedbak on the scale, nature and impact of the types of hate speech and hate crime under consideration. Deadline 20 April

Croatia: Smear campaign against journalist Anja Kožul, protection needed - Article

As part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the International Press Institute (IPI) and the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) condemn the smear campaign against Serbian journalist from Croatia Anja Kožul and call for her protection

Women harassment on social media: new tools to identify abuse - Article

A team of Columbia researchers is developing new computational tools designed to automatically identify abusive, offensive and harassing speech on social media platforms. Women journalists are asked to contribute to the research

Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (9 Oct. 2019) - Legal Resources

In the present report, submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 34/18 , the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression explains  how  those standards provide a framework for Governments considering regulatory options and companies determining how to respect human rights online

ARTICLE 19 comments on new Italian regulation on ‘hate speech’ - Reports

Some improvements, but also lack of compliance with the international framework: a mixed judgment by ARTICLE 19 welcomes the new AGCOM Regulation in Italy, while hate speech remains a great concern in the country

Online Abuse Now Commonplace for Balkan Women Reporters - Reports

Reflecting the global trend, female journalists in the Balkans are more often attacked online than their male colleagues: an investigation with dozens of interviews and comments and an open platform to collect stories of attacks, harassment and threats, reports of a worrying picture where women are also left alone facing intimidation and its psychological impact

Newsroom Best Practices for Addressing Online Violence against Journalists - Reports

Interviews and visits in 45 newsrooms in 5 countries about online harassment of women: based on data collected in cooperation with the Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), this study examines the protection of female journalists as part of a broader analysis of newsroom strategies to counter online attacks and harassment on all journalists

Media Monitoring Report: Reporting on minority issues and diversity in the media - Reports

Supported by the OSCE Mission to Moldova, the Moldovan Independent Journalism Center monitored TV and online press for one month in order to determine how they report on topics related to ethnic minorities and other groups vulnerable to hate speech

Feindbild Journalist - Reports

Feindbild Journalist by ECPMF reports on the physical attacks journalists faced in Germany in 2018. It also compares the results with the analyses carried out in the previous years