Hate Speech

HCAW Blog #5: The dark side of social media: the problem of LGBT+ online hate

HCAW Blog #5: The dark side of social media: the problem of LGBT+ online hate

Rachel Keighley @Rachel_Keighley My first encounter with hate crime came in Durham when a group of young lads in a car shouted out of their window at my girlfriend and I who were holding hands walking down the street. To ensure we got the point, they then did a U-turn, so they could pass by…

HCAW Blog #4: The Power of Rhetoric in 2020

HCAW Blog #4: The Power of Rhetoric in 2020

Alex Murphy @alexmurphykc27 2020 has been a unique year in many ways, but a sudden preoccupation with the clarity of political messaging has united anxious populations around the world. Shifts in the UK from the ‘Stay at home’ message, to ‘Stay alert’ and ‘Hands, face, space’ in short order (alongside the brief diversion into ‘Eat…

HCAW Blog #2 - Why the fall of Golden Dawn won’t signal the end to Islamophobia in Greece

HCAW Blog #2 – Why the fall of Golden Dawn won’t signal the end to Islamophobia in Greece

Christine Verousi – @Ver_Christine On the morning of January 17, 2013 Shehzad Luqman, a 27-year-old Muslim migrant worker from Pakistan, was fatally stabbed by two members of the Neo-Nazi political party Golden Dawn in Petralona, Athens, while cycling to work. During the trial of Christos Steriopoulos, 29, and Dionysis Liakopoulos, 25, the court ruled that…

The ‘unsocial’ facets of social media platforms

The ‘unsocial’ facets of social media platforms

By Luiz Valério P. Trindade, PhD The current ubiquitous presence of social media in people’s lives on a global scale and the increasing trend of divisionism and polarization fostered in this environment raises an important reflection: How ‘social’has  this disruptive technology really become? The sociologist James M. Henslin advocates that ‘society makes us humans’, and…

Of Hate Hierarchies and Other Animals (Act 2)

Of Hate Hierarchies and Other Animals (Act 2)

By Dr Natalie Alkiviadou,(PhD, LLM, LLB), lecturer in European Law and Human Rights at the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus and Director of AEQUITAS, an NGO working on human rights education. A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post on how international and European law, which is relevant to challenging hate speech, is marred…

Hate speech in the danish public debate online

Hate speech in the danish public debate online

By Lumi Zuleta, Senior Advisor, the Danish Institute for Human Rights Social media has undoubtedly become an integral part of our daily lives, as a means of communication and information as well as platforms for distribution of news and thus a central arena for the public debate. In line with this development, the ‘tone’ used…

American Islamophobia in the Age of Trump: The Global War on Terror, Continued?

American Islamophobia in the Age of Trump: The Global War on Terror, Continued?

Guest post by Tanner Mirrlees, the Director of the Communication and Digital Media Studies program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). His research examines the political economy of US media and communications dominance around the world, the relationship between the US security state and cultural industries at war, and the economics and…

What Causes Spikes in Hate Crime Reporting?

What Causes Spikes in Hate Crime Reporting?

By Dr David Brax, post-doc at the Centre for European Research, and the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Gothenburg University. Dr Brax is a member of the advisory board for the INHS, and an associate editor of the book series “The Psychology of Hate Crime as Domestic Terrorism (Preager 2016). His most recent…

Why research and evaluation is vital for #BetterThanThat hate crime campaign to be successful

Why research and evaluation is vital for #BetterThanThat hate crime campaign to be successful

By Dr Loretta Trickett, Nottingham Law School In response to the rise in incidents after the EU Referendum, a new initiative on hate crime with cross-party and government support has been launched. The #BetterThanThat campaign was initiated by the Polish Cultural Institute and includes other groups such as Kick it Out, The Board of Deputies of British…

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