Hate speech: What it is and how to contrast it?

This special dossier compiled by  Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa is the third in in a series of thematic publications exploring hate speech and its implications for media freedom in Europe.

This report reflects on the commonly used term and pinpoint its definition as it clashes within juridical, political-philosophical, and cultural debates over the boundaries of freedom of expression. In doing so it explores its changing terminology over time and potential ways of combating the issue within the context of the "post-truth era", rapid technological change and the rise of populism in recent years.

This publication has been produced within the project European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, co-funded by the European Commission.


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Verification Handbook

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This essential resource for journalists and aid providers offers the techniques, tools and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.

Produced by the European Journalism Centre and authored by journalists from Storyful, the BBC and Digital First Media amongst others, the handbook gives “actionable advice to facilitate disaster preparedness in newsrooms, and best practices for how to verify and use information, photos and videos provided by the crowd“.

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