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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