Country

Czechia Czechia

Title

Zavoral, P. Analysis: A Hord of Scum, Niggers and Primitives are Attacking us (Analýza: Valí se na nás hordy verbeže, negrů a primitivů) The original of the analysis by the organization Yester Now is unavailable. The content of the analysis is described on the website of Hatefree (referenced below), the project that commissions studies measuring Hate speech on the Internet since 2014.

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Year

2015

Type of publication

Survey - quantitative research

Geographical coverage

National

Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Survey research organisation

Institution

Zavoral, P.

Main Thematic Focus

Incitement to hatred or violence Hate speech

Target Population

General population Muslims Refugees & asylum seekers Ethnic minorities LGBTI

Key findings

Thsi resrearch argues that an overwhelming amount of communication about refugees on the Czech Internet is negative/racist. The media had an important role in forming the opinions of its consumers regarding the high number of refugees in 2015. It also helped spread Czech politicians' contradictory messages about the new situation with refugees. In the case of the topic of refugees, 30% of references were deemed as entirely negative (racist), in 45% the authors of the comments understood the problem of migration but viewed refugees negatively anyway, and only in 25% of cases did people talk about refugees in positive ways on the Czech Internet.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

The study uses the method of buzzmonitoring - the occurrence of key words were quantified in the time period 1 December 2014 to 10 January 2015. The occurrence of key words is monitored on online sites that were deemed as relevant for the audience of the Hate free project, the target age group of which is youth aged 15-25 years.

Sample details and representativeness

Based on relevant keywords (not specified), the study observed the occurrences of five groups (refugees, Roma, Muslims, Homosexuals and Jews) on Czech online sites in the period May/June 2015.

Number of online contributions about migration on social media sites generated in May and June 2015: over 147,000. The number of sites monitored is not available.

The tool Yester was used to carry out the buzz monitoring (no further details are available on the sampling method or software used).

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