Freedom Chautary
Freedom Chautary
132. How is hate spreading around the world?

Hate speech has become the biggest challenge today. With the advent of internet and technology, it has become more evident in every parts of the world. Moreover, among other digital platforms, social media has become an easy platform to spread hate speech due to its availability and accessibility.

United Nations defines Hate speech as- offensive discourse targeting a group or an individual based on inherent characteristics (such as race, religion or gender) and that may threaten social peace.

In this context, UN has brought Uniting against hate podcast series. The podcasts deal with- what is Hate speech? How does it undermine Human rights? and who is responsible to combat it?

In Nepal, there are rising cases of hate speech. So, it is highly relevant and useful knowledge resource for us as well. Thus, we are rebroadcasting Episode 5 of the Uniting against Hate podcast entitled- Is Hate speech on the rise? through Freedom Chautary Podcast.

In this episode, Katy Dartford at UN talks to Tendayi Achiume, the outgoing UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, and Jaroslav Valůch, the project manager for fact-checking and news literacy, at Prague-based media development organization “Transitions”.

Lets listen to 132nd episode of Freedom Chautary Podcast: