Reporting on hate speech

In 2010, a Florida pastor with just a few dozen followers attracted international media coverage when he announced plans to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of 9/11. By taking the bait, media outlets became complicit in advancing his hate-filled agenda, making Terry Jones a household name in the U.S. and far beyond. […]

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Elda Brogi

Elda Brogi is the Scientific Coordinator of European University Institute’s Center for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom. Elda’s main interests span Constitutional, European and Media law. She teaches Information and Communication Law at the University of Florence. She is a member of the Committee of Experts on Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists at the […]

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Azhar Majeed

Azhar Majeed is director of the Individual Rights Education Program at the Pennsylvania-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. The foundation’s mission is to defend and sustain individual rights, including freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty and sanctity of conscience at U.S. colleges and universities. In 2014, Majeed debated Jeremy Waldron on […]

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Iginio Gagliardone

Iginio Gagliardone is a research fellow in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and a member of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford. He is lead author of the forthcoming UNESCO Internet Study: Hate Speech Online, due in 2015.

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Jeremy Waldron

Jeremy Waldron is a New York University law professor and author of The Harm in Hate Speech, a book about whether the United States should adopt a European-style ban on hate speech.

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Craig R. Smith

Craig R. Smith is a professor of communication studies and director of the Center for First Amendment Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He is the author of The Four Freedoms of the First Amendment, and he is an expert on free speech and hate speech.

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