Hate Speech

The dangers of hate speech in journalism are well known and can have tragic consequences. In response, the Ethical Journalism Network launched the Turning the Page of Hate campaign in 2014 to mark the 20 year anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.

We have also create a 5-point test for journalists to use to identify hate speech. The 5-point test infographic has been translated into over 20 languages.

Find our more about the EJN test for hate speech

Turning the page of hate in media in 2016

At the Federation of Africa Journalists conference in Abuja, Nigeria, the EJN Africa representative Rachael Nakitare made a detailed presentation on the Africa sections of the Moving Stories report and the EJN’s 5-point test for hate speech. The EJN was able to support colleagues from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi to attend the session. This action and an earlier event in Nairobi has further extended EJN support in Africa and paved the way for a new programme in 2017.

In September 2016 the EJN orgnaised with the Ugandan Union of Journalists a media conference on migration, hate speech, ethics, safety and conflict organised in Kampala.

The EJN made a keynote address at a regional conference on Combating Hate Speech in Media organised by the Council of Europe which took place on 20-21 June in Tbilisi with participants from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

In August hate speech was again the focus of EJN interventions at meetings in Amman, Nairobi and in Palestine. Finally, in December last year, the EJN met with journalism leaders from Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan in Cairo and put in place a programme of action for the Arab Media Hub Against Hate Speech for the coming year.

The latest from the EJN's 'turning the page of hate campaign'.

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