The global nature of the Internet, combined with easy access to technology and, most crucially, anonymity, makes it an ideal platform from which to promote hate.
There is no European-wide data on how many persons experience unequal treatment because of their racial or ethnic origin, despite the fact that over one in two Europeans believe that discrimination because of one’s racial or ethnic origin is widespread.
Well-organised media relations can be of great importance to many organisations and movements, and the LGBT movement is certainly no exception.
Irresponsible reporting in tense situations may inflame passions and exacerbate conflicts. This was what happened in Rwanda in 1993, when broadcasts of a popular radio station stoked hatred and incited widespread violence against ethnic Tutsis. Media also played a role in intensifying the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the mid-90s.
These guidelines are intended for all media workers creating and handling editorial material. The term reporting is used to cover any forms of journalism work.