1. bookVolume 13 (2018): Issue 1 (December 2018)
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Language and Hate Speech Aspects in the Public Sphere Case Study: Republic of Macedonia

Published Online: 18 Jan 2019
Volume & Issue: Volume 13 (2018) - Issue 1 (December 2018)
Page range: 90 - 96
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
1857-8462
First Published
01 Jul 2005
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2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The issue of hate speech is widely present in the Balkan Peninsula and although it has a serious impact in inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations, it has never been addressed properly by the academia or the judicial systems. This paper aims to outline the main principles that define hate speech from the linguistic and legal perspective. Throughout the paper several international cases of hate speech are cited along with the measures that western European countries take in order to minimize the level of stereotypes and public discrimination. In the second part, the paper brings examples from degrading hate speech cases coming from public figures in Macedonia. In addition, a few comparative cases from the international practice have been cited in order to perceive if an egalitarian society is possible in Macedonia from the aspect of language usage without the hatred constituents by aiming to develop an acceptable public discourse for all.

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