Sexism, ethnic hate speech and hate speech against the LGBTQ+ community present throughout the Western Balkan region

Sexism, misogyny and hate speech towards women and the LGBTQ+ community, as well as hate speech based on ethnicity, are most prevalent in Western Balkan media and something that is common to the whole region, according to the results of media monitoring in the Western Balkans which followed problematic trends in reporting on social diversity. …

Monthly monitoring highlight: Hate speech during April across Western Balkans

Throughout the month of April, the RDN monitoring team has detected a range of hateful narratives and discourse. This month there has been a rise in ethnic discrimination, sexism, and homophobia in the Western Balkan region. Ethnic discrimination in North Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina The now-former Secretary-general of the Government of North Macedonia, …

TROLL OF THE MONTH: Duda Balje, the President of the Social Democratic Union and Member of the Assembly of Kosovo

The Balkan Troll of the Month is an individual, a group of individuals or a media outlet that spreads hate on the internet based on gender, ethnicity, religion, or other diversity categories. The Balkan Troll is selected based on hate speech incidents identified across the Western Balkans region. This month’s Troll is Duda Balje, the …

Religious tolerance in Macedonia: A familiar but rarely practiced concept

Religious tolerance is built by getting to know others, a clarification that their diversity is not a threat to us or our religious beliefs.

Hate speech March monitoring highlights: Sexism, ethnic discrimination and homophobia in the Western Balkans

Throughout the month of March, the RDN monitoring team has detected a range of hateful narratives and discourse. Cases of ethnic discrimination, religious hate speech and homophobia continue to influence the relations within societies in the Western Balkan region as well as the relations between neighbouring countries. Sexism in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia In …

Troll of the Month: TV show ‘Why Not?’

The Balkan Troll of the Month is an individual, a group of individuals or a media outlet that spreads hate on the internet based on gender, ethnicity, religion, or other diversity categories. The Balkan Troll is selected based on hate speech incidents identified across the Western Balkans region. This month’s Troll is TV show ‘Why …

Ethnic discrimination, religious hate speech and homophobia in the Western Balkan throughout February: Monthly monitoring highlight

Throughout the month of February, the RDN monitoring team has detected a range of hateful narratives and discourse. This month we uncovered ethnic discrimination, religious hate speech and homophobia across the Western Balkan region. Antisemitism in North Macedonia Recently, in an article published by libertas.mk, a headline read “38-year-old woman from Ohrid with the message …

TROLL OF THE MONTH: Serbian TV Prva

The Balkan Troll of the Month is an individual, a group of individuals or a media outlet that spreads hate on the internet based on gender, ethnicity, religion, or other diversity categories. The Balkan Troll is selected based on hate speech incidents identified across the Western Balkans region. This month’s Troll is TV Prva, a …

Ethnic tensions and sexism in the Balkans: Monthly monitoring highlight

Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 media monitoring team continues to follow the media coverage of diversity across the Balkans. Throughout January, the RDN monitoring team has detected a range of hateful narratives and discourse. Ethnic discrimination in three Western Balkan states In Serbia, Marko Pantović, a member of the Priboj Police Administration, uploaded a video on …