In 2017, Association for Democratic Initiatives Sarajevo (ADI) continues with the fifth year of the project “Fighting against Hate Speech and Hate Crime”. The activities in 2017 are the following: trainings for journalists, law students and journalism students, info sessions, roundtables, and monitoring of hate crime and hate speech judicial processes, as well as mapping of these cases. The aim of the project is to increase the level of public awareness of citizens about causes and consequences of hate crime and hate speech. Additionally, it is necessary to increase capacities of journalists, students, and civil society organizations to report, monitor and adequately report on hate crimes. Furthermore, it is of great importance to increase public awareness about understanding the importance of efficient prosecution of hate crime and hate speech, and to improve witness protection before and after trials.
Implementation period of the project: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017
The project is being implemented since 2013 with the support of the international organization for the protection of human rights, the Civil Rights Defenders.