Hate speech or no speech?
Throughout the world, media has been used to propagate hate and incite violence within multi-ethnic societies.
In Rwanda, for instance, hate speech in the media played a crucial role in sparking and perpetuating violence in 1994 that resulted in the massacre of more than 500,000 Tutsi and Hutu people. In the Balkans Wars of the 1990s, warlords used the media to spread ultra-nationalist ideology, says author Kemal Kurspahic. And today, warlords in Afghanistan are using the media as a tool for waging war, according to Afghan journalist Najibullah Sharifi.
What do you think: Is diverse yet hateful media better than no media at all? Should hate speech be regulated in the media? Or should the media be free to provide a diversity of voices, in spite of the consequences?