SQUASH ONLINE HATE SPEECH: Digital spaces exclude vulnerable groups

Three days ago, in a post on Twitter, I took the effort to call out the typical behavior of men who debate in the media sphere. In the tweet, I wrote that if men truly want to contribute to the social justice debate, they need to listen more and talk less and that their privilege …

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 …

TROLL OF THE MONTH: Gazeta Insajderi, an online website in 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. Our January Troll of the Month is …

Holocaust Memorial Day Part 2: THE IMPORTANCE OF PRESERVING THE MEMORY OF THE HOLOCAUST

Every year, on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day which is commemorated on 27 January the world recalls the greatest suffering in the history of mankind. It is a day when we remember the millions of people who were taken to concentration camps and were killed. For historian Milovan Pisarri, director of the Center for Public …

Holocaust Memorial Day Part 1: WHEN ART HELPS PRESERVE THE TRUTH

Every year, on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day which is commemorated on 27 January the world recalls the greatest suffering in the history of mankind. It is a day when we remember the millions of people who were taken to concentration camps and were killed. According to the United States Holocaust Memoria Museum: The Nazis, …

Open call for project applications

Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 have opened the call for project applications aiming to counter hate speech and improve representation of diversity. The call is opened as part of the Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 project and is established with the objective to effectively influence media representation of ethnicity, religion and gender in the Western Balkans. RDN …

Balkan Troll of the Year

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. Instead of the December Troll, our audience …

Homophobia and sexism in the Western Balkans media: Monthly monitoring highlight

Throughout the month of December, the RDN monitoring team has detected a range of hateful narratives and discourse. During this month there has been a rise in hate speech including homophobia, ethnic discrimination and sexism across the Western Balkan. Homophobia A member of the opposition PDP party in Republika Srpska, Ivan Begić, resigned following the …