February 25, 2021

Annual Report on monitoring local hate speech in the cities of Tetovo, Bitola and Shtip (2020)

During 2020, a significant number of hate speech cases based on ethnicity, political conviction, and people with different sexual orientation and gender identity were recorded. Ethnicity predominates as a basis both nationally and locally in the monitored areas. Compared to previous years, there is no improvement in the situation with hate speech in 2020.

While preparing the report, the project team used an analytical-synthetic approach in terms of data collection, documentation, and analysis. The process of collecting data i.e., the recorded cases of hate speech in the cities of Tetovo, Bitola, and Shtip was performed on a monthly basis.