In 2016 we saw renewed commitments to strengthen human rights online after the decision to extend the campaign. Ongoing threats of violence and terror, divisive campaigns for national elections and referenda has called
for more and new efforts to counter hate speech with an alternative, human rights for all and solidarity among us. Many funny, sad, reflective and thought provoking events, articles and visual images were produced again
this year. Hate Speech has become a social and political issue, for 2017 we need to work towards effective reporting of hate speech and promoting of human rights speech to counter the hate.
From the European campaign secretariat we thank you for the dynamic 2016 and send best wishes for a joyful hate free 2017.