Podcast: Europe must remain united to fight racial discrimination

In this podcast, Christian Ahlund, chair of the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance, appeals for unity across Europe to fight racial discrimination.

United Kingdom: New report reveals increasing hate speech and racist violence

A report from the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance notes considerable intolerant political discourse in the UK, particularly focusing on immigration. It said that hate speech continues to be a serious problem in tabloid newspapers, and that online hate speech targeting Muslims in particular has soared since 2013.

Podcast: Annual report on fight against discrimination shows bleak picture in Europe

Terror attacks and the sense of crisis concerning migration are key factors which have influenced negatively the fight against discrimination in Europe in 2015, according to the annual report of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) in its annual report published today.

Video: Migration and refugees – a moment of truth for community relations in Europe

“We have to understand the people who say they are scared,” says Eva Smith Rasmussen, the former chair of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). “Our societies are built on democracy and humanity and we should not forget these principles in these days of pressure.”

France: Anti-racism commission concerned at rise of hate speech and violence motivated by intolerance

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland endorses a new report on France which reveals a rise in hate speech and racist violence. “I call on political leaders in particular to refrain from making comments which stigmatise already vulnerable groups and fuel tensions in French society,” he said.