Hate Speech

Pushing norms and standards in politics, conflict and media to new extremes, leaders in every region of the world in 2016 consolidated and expanded their powers at the expense of freedom and democracy. From armed conflict and forced migration to the spread of misinformation and the rise of right-...
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Friday, June 16, 2017
The pro-democracy protests of the Moroccan Spring provided the national media with an open season that could not last long. Then, entrenched ‘untouchable’ topics were debated in the public realm, including those related to the King’s centralised power; today, journalists work in a climate of...
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
This series of Briefing Notes is designed to give readers an understanding of the key international legal standards that apply in the context of freedom of expression. Each individual Briefing Note addresses a different thematic freedom of expression issue. The first, perhaps predictably, is titled...
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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Freedom of expression is a core human right and a free and vibrant public discourse is vital to maintaining a democratic system. At the same time, it is recognised that certain types of speech can cause harm. The question over where the line should be drawn between legal content and hate speech is...
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
على الرغم من أن جزءا كبيرا من منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا شهد انزلاقا ملحوظا، على مدى السنوات الماضية، نحو مزيد من الإستبداد وعدم الاستقرار والنزاع العنيف في أعقاب الإنتفاضات الشعبية . علما أن العديد من هذه المكاسب كانت وراءها 2011في المنطقة، فقد تحققت مكاسب كبيرة منذ عام الأوساط الإعلامية...
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Thursday, February 8, 2018
Although much of the Middle East and North Africa has seen a marked shift over the past years toward unstable authoritarianism and violent conflict following the region’s popular uprisings, significant gains have however been achieved since 2011. Many of these gains have been driven by media...
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Thursday, February 8, 2018
، أقرت في دول المغرب العربي ضمانات دستورية وقانونية جديدة لحرية 2011وفي أعقاب انتفاضات عام التعبير والإعلام. ومع ذلك، فإن الحقوق والحريات التي ضمنتها القوانين الجديدة لا تزال تواجه تحديا بسبب عدائية السلطات المسؤولة عن حماية حقوق الانسان وممارسة قضائية ما انفكت تفتقر الى الاصلاح. وعلاوة على ذلك،...
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Thursday, February 8, 2018
This report by Thomas Ebbs, Director of Research with Lawyers for Justice in Libya, is analyzing the tensions between laws pertaining to freedom of expression, political actors and the judiciary practice in Libya. Following the 2011 uprisings, new constitutional and legal guarantees for freedom of...
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Thursday, February 8, 2018
New media and the information revolution have not only empowered access to information but also fuelled the spread of disinformation. Such is the scale of the problem that the World Economic Forum has defined misinformation as one of the world’s most urgent problems. Corrupt, neo-authoritarian...
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Monday, April 4, 2016
المقرر الخاص في الامم المتحدة حول حرية الرأي و التعبير - ممثل منظمة الامن و التعاون في اوروبا حول حرية الاعلام -المقرر الخاص لمنظمة الدول الاميركية حول حرية التعبير - و المقرر الخاص للجنة الافريقية لحقوق الانسان و الشعوب حول حرية التعبير و الوصول الى المعلومات
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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