Preventing Hate Speech, Incitement, and Discrimination: Lessons on Promoting Tolerance and Respect for Diversity in the Asia Pacific documents and analyses the current efforts of state and non-state actors in the region in dealing with the issue of hate speech and intolerance at home. It employs a case-study methodology, with chapters on six countries – Myanmar, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, and Pakistan.
The objectives of the case studies are to:
■ Identify state and civil society preventive action and/or responses to hate speech and incitement by certain individuals or groups against vulnerable populations
■ Examine the strengths and weaknesses of the identified preventive actions in containing the influence of hate speech
■ Develop a set of recommendations that may be useful for states and civil society groups in the region to consider in creating or enhancing their home-grown action plans for preventing hate speech, incitement, and discrimination as part of preventing atrocities
■ Develop a set of recommendations that may be useful for international and regional organisations, to consider in pursuit of a regional action plan for the prevention of hate speech, incitement, and discrimination and in promoting tolerance and respect for diversity in the region.01_APSG_V5