On April 19, 2018, the Association for Democratic Initiatives held two info sessions on topic „Hate speech and hate crime“.
The first info session was held in Goražde in the premises of the City administration in the presence of 17 participants representing the City administration, the Ministry of education, NGOs, teachers working in primary and secondary schools in Goražde, as well as citizens of Goražde. Also, RTV Goražde was one of the media representatives that prepared a TV report on the info session, and published it within the RTV Dnevnik of the Bosnian-Podrinje Canton of Goražde. The TV report can be watched HERE.
The second info session was held in Foča in the Municipal premises of the Center for Culture. Representatives of NGOs, civil protection, religious officials, civil servants, police officers and representatives of judicial institutions were present, 11 participants total.
The aim of the info session was to exchange information on the appearance and spread of hate speech in BiH, reasons for inadequate treatment and punishment, and the possible consequences of hate speech on society in BiH.
The info sessions were held within the framework of the project “Fighting against hate speech and hate crime,” under the auspices of the international organization for the protection of human rights, Civil Rights Defenders.