Incitement in media content and political discourse in Member States of the European Union

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) publishes a paper that provides a snapshot of manifestations of incitement in media content and political discourse against different groups in EU Member States.

The paper outlines the European and International legal framework governing such cases, substantiated by relevant case law examples. Highlighting that members of minority groups perceive the prevailing social climate as condoning racism, xenophobia and intolerance, the FRA paper underlines the need for EU institutions and Member States to address the effect incitement can have on the population groups it targets.