Hate Speech


Committee of Experts for the Development of Human Rights-Council of Europe

Report on Human Rights in a Multicultural Society Hate Speech:

The right of the press to disseminate information on matters of public interest requires that journalists make statements in good faith on the basis of exact facts and provide reliable, precise information in compliance with their professional ethics. This obligation requires of them to use sufficiently precise, reliable facts which can be regarded as proportionate to the nature and significance of their allegations. This is in line with the principle that the more grievous the allegation, the more sound the basis in fact must be.

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