“Many times, problems occur due to the lack of facts, news about diversity, information about what others think, about the different cultures in our society. We know that this is a problem in the media coverage of daily topics and developments", Marina Tuneva, Executive Director of the Council of Media Ethics said at the debate titled as "The Role of Media and Education in Addressing Discrimination and Hate Speech“.
“Hate speech is not something new, but the fight against it does not stop. In the past years, a number of research and analyzes have been conducted regarding hate speech and the situation is clearly stated. Weaknesses of the system and the law enforcement bodies and institutions are pointed out", Mirce Adamcevski, President of the Press Complaints Commission at CEMM highlighted at the debate focused on hate speech and discriminatory practices in media reporting.
Representatives from the professional media and news organizations in the country, communication students, representatives from the civil sector and journalists attended the debate that took place on August 27th 2020.