Violent and dehumanising “hate speech” against migrants and refugees is an ever-increasing problem in Europe, largely made possible by the internet. What is being done at the European level to challenge these worrying narratives? QCEA has just published a report on this issue, Anti-migrant Hate Speech, which you can read by clicking here.
QCEA plans to use this report as a base for advocacy among both policymakers and media organisations. We hope our work will facilitate vital discussions about how to create a more civil public discourse online, as well as inspire others to undertake grassroots initiatives to that end.
To mark the launch of the report, Sylvain Mossou, QCEA’s Human Right Programme Officer, was interviewed about hate speech and the potential responses to it. You can see the video below.