An overflow of xenophobia, intolerance and discrimination inundates cyberspace: Hate Speech online has recently turned into a major form of human rights abuse, with serious consequences both online and offline. Spreading, inciting, justifying or promoting expressions of hatred amongst young people on internet has become a pressing challenge for today’s societies.
The Council of Europe’s answer to these compelling threats is the Youth project on combating Hate Speech Online, an initiative aiming at fighting racism and discrimination in the online articulation of hate speech (more...)
Strasbourg, 11. 12. 2013 -The Committee of Ministers will hold a thematic debate on “Safety of journalists – Further steps for the better implementation of human rights standards,” on Thursday 12 December. The debate will be webcast live from 10:00.
Participants in the debate will include the Permanent Representatives of the 47 member countries and the following participants:
• Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
• Gvozden Flego, Rapporteur on Protection of media freedom in Europe of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly
• Michael O’Boyle, Deputy Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights
• William Horsley, Media Freedom Representative of the Association of European Journalists