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    Training on the problem of hate speech for the editorial staff of the portals and in Velika Kladuša




    within the Campaign "STOP! HATE SPEECH"

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    Velika Kladuša

    The Press Council in BiH, together with its partners, organizes within the Campaign "Stop! Hate speech" educational trainings for online media employees on recognition and response to hate speech in their online space. One such training was conducted with journalists of and, on June 26th 2019. in Velika Kladuša.

    The aim of the project is to protect the freedom of speech and freedom of expression, through the method of monitoring and the prevention the spread of hate speech in comments of online media visitors, as well as by the educating of other, by this problem of the affected, spheres of bh. Society.

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    Experts from the Press Council in BiH discussed the problem of hate speech in the comments of online portals and the protection of freedom of expression on web portals, during the training with the journalists. They talked about ways of reacting to hate speech in comments, how to recognize hate speech, when to delete it, when to ban users, what we mean by insults, and how to distinguish them from hate speech.

    The Press Council in BiH, the self-regulatory body for print and online media in BiH, in cooperation with the Institute for Reporting on War and Peace - IWPR and the Media Content Management - MCM, is implementing the Campaign "Stop! Hate speech" for the third time.

    In the activities of this year's campaign, more than twenty online media, marketing advertisers and students of journalism in BiH are actively involved in joint efforts to solve the problem of hate speech.

    The Press Council in BiH will organize educations for students of journalism throughout BiH about hate speech and the threatening to human rights and freedom by spreading hate speech, as an active part of the project,. For the first time in this kind of campaign advertisers are involved, by engaging in direct meetings, workshops and an active fight against hate speech in online media.

    Online media and marketing advertisers from BiH are working under a joint motto - We are against hate speech! The Campaign "Stop! Hate speech" will last until January 2020.

    This Campaign is supported by the International Organization for Migration - IOM and USAID.


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