“YOUNG&DIVERSE“ PODCAST WITH HANA CURAK- Feminist meme activist from “Sve su to vještice“

In the first podcast produced as part of Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 you can hear Hana Curak talking about patriarchy, sexism, media as well as her activism.  Hana Curak is a feminist meme blogger, creator of the meme page “Sve su to vjestice“ (“It’s all witches“), that uses memes in  her struggles for gender equality. …

“Not Welcome!”: Migrants and Refugees Labeled as Undesirable in Serbia

Since the beginning of the migrant crisis, the online space and media landscape in Serbia has been intoxicated with xenophobia and bigotry towards refugees and migrants which led to fear and the rise of the far-right’s ant-migrant actions. On December 24, journalists of the “Južne vesti” portal received several death threats against them and their …

BALKAN TROLL OF THE MONTH: Bosnian antimigrant.ba website

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 February Troll is the Bosnian website …

The challenge of hate speech in the Albanian media environment

Main trends of hate speech in the Albanian media environment Monitoring hate speech in the Albanian media environment is a difficult process, first and foremost, due to the challenge of defining hate speech. In fact, there are not many monitoring reports on this topic. Those that exist are mainly carried out by organizations or activists …

DOES ONLINE HATE END WITH THE END OF PARLER?

“The lie outlasts the liar,” writes the historian Timothy Snyder. Donald Trump’s deployment of social media to erase any “distinction between what feels true and what actually is true” will go down in history as his most dangerous legacy. The complicity of social media companies that enabled Donald Trump’s social media accounts is equally dangerous. Only after …

Porous anti-instigation laws enable hate speech in Bosnia and Herzegovina

“People who are or have been married to people of a different ethnicity are not real Serbs and as such they cannot represent the people of Serbia,” recently said Milorad Dodik, member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the leader of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats. The statement referred to a …

The pandemic of stigma, hatred, lies and conspiracies

The COVID-19 crisis isolated the world in an unprecedented manner. It has, unfortunately, also caused waves of isolation of individuals and groups whose rights were affected by the dark phenomena such as discrimination, stigmatization and hate speech. Phenomena that have always been harmful and were even more difficult to control during the pandemic.

Montenegro and hate speech – Trapped in the past

Because of everything that is happening, Montenegro will continue to be a prisoner of the past, stereotypes and insufficiently strong alternatives to effectively suppress hate speech for a while.