HATE SPEECH IN WESTERN BALKANS – THE CASE OF NORTH MACEDONIA

Authors: Sead Dzigal and Vesna Nikodinovska
Publishers: Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) and Media Diversity Institute

The main aim of this research is to provide an insight into the most common hateful, and discriminative
discourses in North Macedonia in 2021. The paper will closely analyse the examples that were registered in this period and were widely circulated through the public sphere in the country. In the research, the factors and events that were the main generators of thehateful and discriminative narratives will be identified and the key ideas behind them will be examined as well as their dynamics and contexts. Also, the research will detail who were the most common targets and what kind of reactions they caused in society. The key goal of the research is to provide credible information and evidence in order to strategically approach the issues of hate speech and strengthen the efforts against its increased presence in public communication in North Macedonia.

Research methodology expert: Snježana Milivojević
Research methodology expert and editor: Stefan Janjić

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