Media regulatory authorities and hate speech (2017)
The aim of this publication is to contribute to a wider understanding of the concept of hate speech, to offer a starting point in terms of providing recommendations and mechanisms for fighting against and preventing it, and to facilitate further efforts and initiatives. It should represent a useful and important tool in further activities of not only media regulatory bodies, but within the discourse of wider societal stakeholders.
The Council of Europe wishes to extend its gratitude to national regulatory authorities in the field of electronic media from South-East Europe for their involvement in producing this publication, dedicated work, initiative, responsiveness and team-spirit that resulted in the creation of this very valuable publication.
2. Hate speech discourse
3. Cases of hate speech in the region
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Macedonian regulatory authority
4. Recommendations and conclusions
Annex 1: Legal framework overviews of participating countries
Annex 2: Relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights
* All references to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.