Combating Incitement to Hatred, Xenophobia and Intolerance in Cyberspace to be Discussed in Minsk

Today, the seminar on combating incitement to hatred, xenophobia and related intolerance in the cyberspace started in Minsk. The event is organized by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, at the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and with the support of the United Nations in Belarus.


September 2, 2014 – Today, the seminar on combating incitement to hatred, xenophobia and related intolerance in the cyberspace started in Minsk. The event is organized by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, at the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and with the support of the United Nations in Belarus.

During the seminar, participants will discuss a wide range of issues, including national approaches for combating racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance in the cyberspace; laws and practices with regard to incitement to racial intolerance and discrimination on Internet; examples of international cooperation of law enforcement agencies and media representatives of Belarus with foreign partners in the fight against hate crimes and propaganda of hatred on Internet.

Among participants of the seminar are the representatives of state bodies, members of parliament, representatives of United Nations' agencies and other international organizations, media representatives, non–governmental organizations.

More photos from the workshop are available here.