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...)
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- Russian delegates no longer able to vote in Parliamentary Assembly
PACE says the annexation of Crimea goes against Russia's commitments to the Council of Europe
- Edward Snowden exposes reality of global mass surveillance to PACE
Snowden says security agencies specifically targeted human rights organisations
- 'Referendum' in and illegal annexation of Crimea have no legal effect
PACE President Anne Brasseur looks to the future.