Tbilisi. The Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics compiled guidelines for combating hate speech.
“Hate speech is often associated with all types of negative expressions. Abusive, defamatory or discrediting materials are perceived as hate speech. In reality, there is a big difference among them. Due to the fact that every country has a different unique contexts, it is difficult to determine what hate speech is, which terms, phrases and expressions may enhance a negative attitude toward any person. Notwithstanding, there is agreement as to what hate speech is based on. According to a recommendation, adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in 1997, “Hate speech implies all forms of expression that disseminate, propagate, promote or justify racial hatred, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or other forms of intolerance, including nationalism, ethnocentrism, discrimination and hostility towards minorities or migrants”, - is stated in the information released by the Charter.
Source: The website of the organization