Combatting hate speech at national level, example from Georgia – Flash 09 2018

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6 June 2018 | 11:45-12:15
Consolidated programme 2018

Session teaser

How can we combat online hate speech at national level together? How do we incorporate European policy recommendations and practical efforts?


Hate Speech; digital citizenship; education; regulation; non-discrimination; Georgia

Session description

Taking Georgia as an example, this flash session reflect on the roles of different national stakeholders, how to get them involved and the types of actions that should be taken to combat hate speech online. The session will reflect on the experiences of the newly established national Internet Governance forum and how to link capacity building and awareness raising projects with national programmes and legislative actions on non-discrimination.


A short presentation on cooperation programmes (past and future) on combatting hate speech in Georgia is followed by brainstorming session with the participants on how to strengthen efforts between different stakeholders.

Further reading

  • General policy Recommendation No 15 on Combatting Hate Speech of European Committee against Racism and Intolerance of the Council of Europe.


Menno Ettema, Council of Europe - No Hate Speech and Cooperation unit