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June 2014 – No disgRACE in this electoral race! Recording and combating hate speech and racism during the 2014 electoral cycle in Romania

Project Name: No disgrace in this electoral race! Recording and combating hate speech and racism during the 2014
electoral cycle in Romania
Financer: Open Society Foundations
Partners:
  • Romanian Academic Society
  • Policy Center for Roma and Minorities
Implementation time frame: June 2014 – September 2014
Budget: 59716 USD
Objectives:
  • Monitoring the hate speech towards the Roma minority in the political field, during the
    presidential campaign in Romania
  • Tackling false and populist declarations on the level of hate speech by using the “fact checking”
    method
  • Improving the legal framework which prohibits/sanctions hate speech and discrimination in Romania by
    applying the conclusion from relevant case law
  • Encouraging the public debate concerning policies created for the social inclusion of the Roma
    minority by monitoring such initiatives and supporting the actors who are active in the field of
    anti-discrimination

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