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Būris: What can be done about 'hate speech' in the European Union?

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In her latest Brussels 'Būris' conversation, LTV correspondent Ilze Nagla talks to Swedish MEP Alice Bah Kuhnke (Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance) about 'hate speech' in the EU. 

Prior to being elected to the European Parliament, Alice was a TV journalist and also the Swedish Minister of Culture and Democracy, so can approach the topic from several different angles. She also related her own experiences of being the target of hate speech as a woman of color.

Skin color, sexual orientation, ethnic or social origin, political beliefs, disability - these and other reasons can become targets for hate speech. Should the European Commission ensure that hate speech and hate crimes become EU-regulated crimes? Would it change anything if it did?

The Brussels discussions in English are bolstered by local Latvian-language debates on related issues. You can see the list of topics that will be covered at the dedicated Būris web page on LSM. These include animal welfare, multiculturalism, euthanasia, and other controversial themes. 

The Būris ('Cage') project is co-financed by the European Union.

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