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The hatred on the web threatens to silence free speech
"Hatred on the web threatens to silence free speech"

"the Debaters: this is required to stop the violations against the formers'

"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."

"the DEBATE. Anyone who has used social media has come across the threats and hatred, which are available on the different platforms. Civil Rights Defenders is launching today a report on the threats and hatred that can be found online and offline, how the affected protect themselves, their loved ones, as well as the protection society offers today. "

"the Result is disappointing. "

"From ridicule to pure death threats affects the people who run the public opinion. Many dependent multipliers is no safety net, and hesitate to comment sometimes."

"One of the victims talks about how ”I lost hair, gained weight, threw up and got feberfrossa before the publication of my material”. "

"For the Civil Rights Defenders, it is clear that freedom of expression is threatened, which ultimately harms democracy."

"this Report brings together opinionsbildares and skribenters experiences of threats and hatred and what, if any, measures they have taken to protect themselves against physical attacks. Unfortunately, it emerges the image of a vulnerable position where the statements arouse such hatred that they cannot remain in their own home. "

"Polisanmälningar is added as a rule down despite the fact that the evidence exists and that it is often possible to track who has threatened. Without police protection, there is often no other option than to turn to friends and family for protection. Without media company or major company in the back the freelancing't expect any professional help, but may take their own security measures. "

"This situation can lead to mental ill health, when exposed, must be on his guard all the time because the hatred can drive individuals to the terrible deed. "

"Many testify to the concern for their children's safety can be unbearable. The result is mental and physical exhaustion, and many wonder if it is worth to continue his career, despite the commitment to the important social issues you work with. "

"This is serious then it means that the independent voices are at risk to fall silent, for fear of not being able to live a safe life."

"This happens everywhere in the world, including in EUROPE. Threat to independent operators in order to silence them is a common practice for repressive regimes and extremist groups. In several of the countries and regions where Civil Rights Defenders is working, murdered journalists and dissent on the basis of their opinions. It need not go so far, but the fact that the threats exist, many are hesitant to speak out. "

"When this happens, freedom of expression is under attack, and democracy is weakened."

"freedom of Expression is a precondition for democracy. Different voices to be heard and vigorous debate requires that the argument can be pushed out. To more to be able to operate without being threatened to life says Civil Rights Defenders to:"

"By working with both prevention and accountability efforts at the societal and individual level we mean that the security can increase, and the number of independent multipliers can continue to operate. "

"the very cornerstone of democracy, free speech, is under attack. But may we not well say, in this country. Soon."

"nAnders, L. Pettersson, Executive Director, Civil Rights DefendersnMarcin de Kaminski, Programme Director Human Rights Defenders at Risk at Civil Rights Defenders"

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