S1 EP4: Hate speech and racism are extremely boring

Tassos Morfis is a talented Greek journalist and one of the founders of AthensLive, a non-profit newsroom based in Athens. He analyzes the media involvement in the latest refugee crisis in Greece and the public debate around it.
FEBRUARY, 7 / 2019
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Tassos tells Aristea the way Greece was used as a 'scapegoat' during the refugee crisis and how national and European media outlets were broadcasting the news.

Among all those voices, someone could distinguish a far-right and terrorising rhetoric that reinforces or perpetuates ingrained biases and stereotypes. On the other hand, there were also sceptical and progressive narratives who gave another perspective on the 'established' dissemination plan of news full of racism and hate speech.


The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), has developed specific recommendations about situations where minority groups, such as refugees and migrants, may be hindered in their access to equal rights because of discriminatory attitudes against them.

As ECRI defines: "Hate speech […] entails the use of one or more particular forms of expression – namely, the advocacy, promotion or incitement of the denigration, hatred or vilification of a person or group of persons, as well as any harassment, insult, negative stereotyping, stigmatization or threat of such person or persons and any justification of all these forms of expression – that is based on a non-exhaustive list of personal characteristics or status that includes race, colour, language, religion or belief, nationality or national or ethnic origin, as well as descent, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation."

This episode was produced in the framework of the project 'Silence Hate'
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