MEDIA MONITORING REPORTS: Hate speech in the Balkans mainly targets ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation

According to the media monitoring reports produced within the Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 project, three categories were identified as the main target of hate speech: ethnicity, gender identity and sexuality. These three categories which were the result of monitoring 465 single incidents across the region, make up more than fifty percent of cases (53,13%). Within …

Monthly Monitoring Highlights: Hate speech in the Western Balkans throughout June

Throughout the month of June, the RDN monitoring team has detected a range of hateful narratives and discourse. This month there has been a rise in religious hate speech, sexism and ethnic discrimination in the Western Balkan region. Sexism in Montenegro, Albania and Serbia In Montenegro, the website  Aktuelno.me, has a section called ‘Beauties from …

TROLL OF THE MONTH: Vladimir Đukanović, Member of the Serbian Progressive Party and lawyer

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. June Troll is Vladimir Đukanović, Member of …

From the US to the Western Balkans: The Abortion Debate Reaches Western Balkan Media

One could say that it would make sense to assume that the freedoms we have today and which we once fought for, are won forever.  However, the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade which protected women’s right to choose to have an abortion proves that rights are not guaranteed and cannot be …

Monthly monitoring highlight: Hate speech in the Western Balkans during May

Throughout the month of May, the RDN monitoring team has detected a range of hateful narratives and discourse. This month we are highlighting religious hate speech, ethnic discrimination, homophobia and sexism in the Western Balkan region. Islamophobia in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former member of the presidency of the …

TROLL OF THE MONTH: Metropolitan of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, Joanikije Mićović

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. May Troll is the Metropolitan of the …

Osuđuje se neprofesionalno izveštavanje medija o širenju majmunskih boginja i dovođenja u vezu sa LGBTQ+ populacijom

Poslednjih nedelja zabeleženo je više slučajeva infekcije majmunskim boginjama u Evropi, Sjedinjenim Američkim Državama, Australiji, Kanadi. Nakon što su otkriveni slučajevi infekcije kod gej, biseksualnih i drugih muškaraca koji imaju seks sa mušakrcima, mediji su počeli da izveštavaju o majmunskim boginjama kao bolesti koja se „prenosi gej seksom”. Tabloid Kurir je u svom tekstu „MAJMUNSKE …

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, …