A graphic guide to hate speech
My Google+ collection contains a curated set of commentaries that are worth reading.
This list is arranged with the more accessible and general on top and the more technical and detailed below.
- Hate Speech: A 5-Point Test for Journalists. Ethical Journalism Network, 2015. Practical tips drawn from the Rabat Plan of Action.
- Don’t Feed the Trolls. Rebecca MacKinnon and Ethan Zuckerman on how to deal with online hate.
- Camden Principles on Freedom of Expression and Equality. Article 19, 2009. A concise statement of core principles around the regulation of incitement.
- Hate Speech Explained: A Toolkit. Article 19, 2015. An 88-page guide with clear definitions and recommended legal and civic responses.
- The Impact of Blasphemy Laws on Human Rights. Freedom House, 2010. A study of Algeria, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and Poland.
- Rabat Plan of Action. Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2012. A landmark document with policy recommendations.
- Manual on Hate Speech. Council of Europe, 2009. A 104-page distillation of European Court of Human Rights’ positions on hate speech.
- Article 19: Freedoms of Opinion and Expression. UN Human Rights Committee General Comment No. 34. Definitive interpretation of free speech vs incitement.
THINKERS, ON VIDEO
- Martha Nussbaum, author of The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear. (1hr33min) (10min)
- Amartya Sen, author of Identity and Violence. (58min)
- Jeremy Waldron, author of The Harm in Hate Speech. (6min) (1hr 14min)
- OHCHR expert workshops on the prohibition of incitement to national, racial or religious hatred – Expert workshop on Asia-Pacific, 6-7 July 2011, Bangkok. Joint submission by Heiner Bielefeldt, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief; Frank La Rue, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; and Githu Muigai, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. Download PDF.
- European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, “The use of racist, antisemitic and xenophobic elements in political discourse: High-level panel meeting
on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March 2005”, 2005 Download PDF.
- European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, “Proceedings of Expert Seminar: Combating Racism while Respecting Freedom of Expression, 16-17 November 2006”, 2006. Download PDF.
- Council of Europe, “Living Together: Combining Diversity and Freedom in 21st Century Europe. Report of the Group of Eminent Persons of the Council of Europe”, 2011. Download PDF or Visit site.
- Verica Rupar, Getting the Facts Right: Reporting Ethnicity & Religion, Media Diversity Institute, Article 19 and International Federation of Journalists, 2012. Visit site.
- Kelly McBride, “How to Report on Quran Burning and Other Hate Speech,” Poynter.org: Everyday Ethics, September 9, 2010. Visit site.
- Geoff Elliott, Reporting Diversity: How Journalists Can Contribute to Community Cohesion, Society of Editors and Media Trust, 2005. Download PDF.
- Debra L. Mason, ed., Reporting on Religion: A Primer on Journalism’s Best Beat, Westerville, Ohio: Religion Newswriters Association, 2006. Download PDF.
- Diversity: Best Practices. A Handbook for Journalism and Mass Communications Educators, Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, 2003. Download PDF.
- Article 19. Freedom of expression NGO. Visit site.
- UK Media Diversity Institute. Visit site.
- US Religion Newswriters Association. Visit site.
- International Network Against Cyberhate. Visit site.
- Global Experts: A network of opinion leaders to help journalists interpret cross-cultural crises. Visit site.
- Hatebase. Hate speech database, designed to help predict regional violence. Visit site.
- Free Speech Debate: A project of Oxford University’s Dahrendorf Programme for the Study of Freedom, with discussions and case studies on respecting believers/beliefs. Visit site.
- Zotero-powered bibliography. Visit site and click on “Group Library”.