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...)
Welcome to our weekly look at news and views of people involved in issues of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe !
- The Council of Europe's International Advisory Panel on Ukraine starts work.
- We summarise the Human Rights Commissioner's second annual report.
- The parliamentary assembly oversees presidential elections in "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia."