Support of the European Union Delegation in BiH to the Campaign "Stop! Hate Speech!"

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16.09.2014.

The European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina welcomes the campaign "Stop! Hate Speech!" organized by the Press Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The campaign, which has just been launched in the context of the country's pre-election campaign, aims to address the problem of hate speech, discriminatory and hostile rhetoric in visitors comments on Internet portals.

"Hate speech is unacceptable in a democratic society. This is one of the problems that need to be addressed throughout Europe, as well as in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Research has shown that the use of hate speech on internet portals has been on the rise in recent years, and that determined and concerted effort is needed to combat this phenomenon", said Andy McGuffie, a spokesman for the Delegation of the European Union to BiH and the EU Special Representative in BiH.