#SpreadNoHate: Hate Speech Against Migrants and Refugees in the Media Symposium
The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) organized jointly a one-day symposium on Hate Speech Against Migrants and Refugees in the Media on 26 January, 2016 in Brussels.
The EU/UNAOC symposium draws on the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants of 19 September 2016 and on its commitment to counter hate crimes, hate speech and racial violence. The symposium also dovetails with the launch of the United Nations TOGETHER initiative to encourage changing negative perceptions and attitudes towards refugees and migrants.
The #SpreadNoHate symposium gathered around 100 selected participants from the media and civil society, as well as international organisations in Europe and its surroundings.
The Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini delivered a video message mentioning the TOGETHER campaign. Watch it here