5-Point Test for Hate Speech


To find a way through this minefield journalists must take into consideration the wider context in which people express themselves. They must focus not just on what is said, but what is intended. It’s not just a matter of law or socially acceptable behaviour; it’s a question of whether speech aims to do others harm, particularly at moments when there is the threat of immediate violence.
The Ethical Journalism Network has published a 5-point test for hate speech for journalism and is based on international standards. The test is available as an infographic in the following languages: The 5-Point Test for Hate Speech infographic has been published in Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese (Standard Mandarin), Croatian, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Serbian Cyrillic, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish and Ukrainian.

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