A video that tackles through a practical example the difference between hate speech and an offence or an insult is now available online. The video analyses the circumstances for defining whether a discourse can amount to hate speech or not, in the light of six criteria, such as: context, status of the speaker, intention of the speaker, content of the message, extent of the message, effect of the message.
The whiteboard animation video, part of an awareness raising initiative on combating hate speech, carried out in cooperation with the Equality Council of the Republic of Moldova, was produced for training purposes of legal professionals working in the field of non-discrimination.
Produced in the framework of the project "Strengthening the access to justice through non-judiciary redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Eastern Partnership countries" as part of the Partnership for Good Governance II.
This video was produced with the financial support of the European Union and the Council of Europe. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the author(s). Views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union or the Council of Europe.