Serbian self defence guideThis Linguistic Self-Defence Guide explains hate speech by using examples of hate speech targeted at the LGBT community, Roma people, Jewish people, and hate speech based on age and gender.

This linguistic self-defence guide was produced for the project #YouthAgainst Hate, supported by OSCE Mission in Serbia, as part of the project "CVE in Serbia: Early warning and prevention".

The guide is available in Serbian. If you want to read it please feel free to download it at the bottom of this page at the "download attachments" section.

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resource   responding to hate speechThis report provides a comparative overview of legal and policy responses to ‘hate speech’ in six EU countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom. The report finds hate speech to be a significant problem across all countries. Despite some examples of good practice, legal and regulatory frameworks in these countries are failing to adequately address these problems.

This research was carried out as part of “Media Against Hate”, a Europe-wide campaign initiated by the European Federation of Journalists and a coalition of civil society organisations, including the Media Diversity Institute, ARTICLE 19, the Croatian Journalists Association, Community Media Forum Europe, Community Medien Institut and Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti.

If you want to read the report, you can download it at the bottom of the page at the "download attachments" section.

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MDI 5 tips correct

This guide was produced by MDI in partnership with CEIJ, Center for Independent Journalism, ICFJ, licra, and Symbiosis. It provides tips on how you should react to/counter hate speech on Twitter.

If you want to read the guide, please feel free to download it in your preferred language at the bottom of this page. The guide is available in English, French, Greek, Hungarian, and Serbian.

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Report hate speech

report hate speechEncountering anti-religious hate speech online can be a stressful and painful experience. There are times when you will not want to challenge the person or organisation spreading the hatred and will want to simply report them. Here are some suggestions on how to do that.


Regulatory bodies

In most countries, there is some form of media regulatory body you can complain to (for example, IPSO (Independent Press Standards Organisation) in the UK). Large and more responsible media companies, like the BBC, will also have their own complaints systems and policies.


Social media networks

Most social media networks have rules that ban hate speech. You can find them in Facebook’s community standards, Twitter’s rules section and Instagram’s community guidelines

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