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No Hate Speech Movement brings specific aspects or a target group of hate speech into the attention of the online public. This specific theme will also be the subject of an Action Day. During action day month the topic will be elaborated by involving organisations that are experts on the theme, the terms and expressions connected will be extended and reviewed, relevant reports will be collected and uploaded and specific actions will be organised to raise awareness and engage online public to improve understanding and show solidarity.
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Hate Speech Watch will focus in September on Hate Speech targeting communities effected by conflict and violence. This includes Hate Speech about aconflict, or Hate Speech between members of opposite sides of a conflict. There are many close links between peace and hate speech. As a form of violence, hate speech belongs to the sphere of what individual, “normal”, people do that affects peace. Reporting this hate speech to Hate Speech Watch will highlight just how widespread casual hate speech is.    View

9 July, 2013
0 Comments 41 Reports

Victims of Hate Crime

Hate Speech Watch will focus on hate crime for the month of July. This is  to commemorate all victims of hate crime. For this day the No Hate Speech Movement is taking important steps to make 22nd July a European Day of Solidarity with Victims of Hate Crime. To highlight the cause we are inviting you to report all hate speech that you think can lead to hate crime. We are focusing on this because hate speech breeds hate crime. View

6 June, 2013
1 Comment 38 Reports

Refugees and asylum seekers

The United Nations' (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event honors the courage, strength and determination of people of all age who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.The Hate Speech Watch is devoting June to those people who have been obliged to flee their home and find their shelter elsewhere. These people are targets of misunderstanding, prejudice, intolerance and often hate speech or crime. View

5 April, 2013
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A new wave of Islamophobia sweeping Europe

A new wave of anti-Muslim intolerance and antagonism is sweeping Europe. The far right political gains seen in some parts of the continent are alarming. Anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and extreme right parties seem to be cashing in on economic hardship and austerity measures. In a blinkered world of "us" and "them" they have found in Europe's Muslim citizens the "others".

The Hate Speech Watch set Islamophobia as the fourth focus which will soon be the main focus of the months. The Hate Speech Watch is inviting young people who are concerned to identify examples of islamophobic content form the Internet and bring it to Hate Speech Watch for debates and actions. View

22 March, 2013
1 Comment 12 Reports


Cyberbullying is the use of the Internet and related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner. As it has become more common in society, particularly among young people, legislation and awareness campaigns have arisen to combat it. View

21 March, 2013
0 Comments 47 Reports

Homophobia and transphobia in Europe

The next focus of the Hate Speech Watch will be discrimmination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The 17th May is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The Hate Speech Watch will look into the present situation of online hate against LGBTQI groups in Europe in May.

You can make action! You can respond to hate speech! Read details in Focus Online Action against Homophobia and Transphobia.

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21 March, 2013
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Roma people in Europe - tendencies of discrimination

The Hate Speech Watch will focus on discrimination of Roma people in Europeas the first focus of the month in April. The 8 April is the International Roma Day, a celebration of Romani culture that aims to raise awareness of the issues facing Roma people. Since 1990, the Day draws attention to discrimination directed at Roma and Gypsy communities globally. View

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