Romania Romania


Annual report regarding hate speech in Romania 2014-2015, (Raport anual cu privire la discursul instigator la ură din România 2014 – 2015), Active Watch, Radu Răileanu, Oana Tabă, Adrian Szelmenczi, Ionuț Codreanu, Loredana Diaconescu, Răzvan Martin

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Civil society organisation


Active Watch

Main Thematic Focus

Hate crime Incitement to hatred or violence

Target Population

Muslims Migrants Ethnic minorities Religious minorities

Key findings

This is the first annual report reviewing hate speech online and off-line and looking at incitement to discrimination, including against Muslims and migrants. The report found that hate speech is equally affecting different groups, with the media and politicians playing an essential role in mobilizing hatred, particularly in the context of different events such as the Charlie Hebdo attacks or the decision of the Romanian Government to give a piece of land to the Turkish government in view of building a mega-mosque.

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

Media monitoring, review of sanctions issued by the various relevant authorities. Review of self-regulation of media institutions, political parties, various organizations of journalists. Qualitative research mainly.

Sample details and representativeness

Desk research of legislation, incidents, sanctions. No sampling information available

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