HATE SPEECH AND MEDIA

  • Marija Marinkova

Abstract

On a daily baisis there are conflicts on macro leves as much as on micro level. What our era of digitalization an globalization brought us, is conjucted acts in a direction of an increasing the “hate speech”. Certainly international documents, like UDHR in Article 19 explicitly proclaims: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”. Accomplishing the freedom of expression initiate even more, other human rights. But what if achievement goes wrong. What if we use this right to achieve other fatalistic purposes. According to the Council of Europe, hate speech, in terminological sense encompasses all forms of expression which spread, iniciate, promote racial hatred, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or other forms of hatred based on intolerance expressed as aggressive nationalism , ethnocentrism, discrimination and hostility against minorities, migrants and people of immigrant origin. As a matter of fact the international documents recognizes this destructive element in societies , also there is a good outcome that the Macedonian law also have put the “hate speech” in the Criminal Code with the latest changes of the Code in 2014. Naming the media in this context, is because they have the biggest rule in influencing, spreading or preventing this type of speech.

Key words: freedom, violence, expression, encouraging. 

Published
Sep 26, 2019
How to Cite
MARINKOVA, Marija. HATE SPEECH AND MEDIA. Student's Social Science Journal, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 4, p. 129-153, sep. 2019. ISSN 2545-4021. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/sssj/article/view/3242>. Date accessed: 16 oct. 2019.