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Media against Hate

From 2016 to 2018 CMFE partnered with the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), ARTICLE 19, Media Diversity Institute (MDI), Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA), Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE), and Community Media Institute (COMMIT) in the Europe-wide campaign Media Against Hate. The project aimed to counter hate speech and discrimination in the media, while maintaining respect for freedom of expression.


The media and journalists play a crucial role in influencing policy-making and societal opinions on migration and refugees. As hate speech and stereotypes targeting migrants and refugees proliferate across Europe, balanced and fair media reporting is needed more than ever. Despite some positive journalism practices and courageous journalists speaking out against hate, additional training and resources for media professionals and media organisations are needed for them to uphold ethical standards when reporting sensitive subjects. The project’s website gathered the latest news related to ethical standards, freedom of expression, media diversity, and resources for media professionals and civil society organisations (CSO) to fight against hate in the media.


CMFE organised

  • a series of media literacy workshops for media professionals, community media, representatives of CSOs, and media regulators across Europe to exchange best practices and promote mutual learning and cooperation activities;

  • a video contest to collect a diverse range of best practices with counter-narratives fighting stereotypes and discrimination in the media;

  • an Online module on Inclusion through media.


The project was financially supported by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union, by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (U.S.) and by the Media & Internet Division of the Council of Europe.

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