Obozrevatel, Srana and TSN had the most news with hate speech - IMI research
76% of the media monitored during the month by the Institute of Mass Information had at least one piece of news that contained hate speech or discrimination. This is the result of the study of IMI.
The largest number of such materials was recorded in Obozrevatel (14%), Strana (12.5%), and TSN (9.4% of the total number of hate speech materials). Other media outlets had isolated articles that contained violations of ethical and journalistic standards.
During the monitoring period, there were two topics that had the highest number of mentions: children's rights in the criminal chronicle (48.3%) and religious topics (17.2% of the total number of materials with signs of hate speech). There were also violations of journalism and ethics in sensitive material concerning LGBT people, Ukrainians and the language, women and politics.
* Monitoring analysis was conducted in July 2020 in 25 national online media: Politeka.net, Tsn.ua, Obozrevatel.com, 24tv.ua, Korrespondent.net, nv.ua, Segodnya.ua, Pravda.com.ua, Strana .ua, Rbc.ua, Censor.net.ua, Gordonua.com, Liga.net, Zaxid.net, Unn.com.ua, Espreso.TV, Ukrinform.ua, Bykvu.com, Slovoidilo.ua, Hromadske.ua , Interfax.com.ua, Zn.ua, suspilne.media, Radiosvoboda.org, Babel.ua
During the monitoring day, 63 materials with signs of hate speech were identified.
This study was made possible by the support of the American people through the USAID Media Program in Ukraine, implemented by the international organization Internews Network. The content is under the sole responsibility of the Institute for Mass Information and does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID, the US Government or the Internews Network.