hate crimes

  • Images

    World leaders must mend ways to stop hate campaigns

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 17, 2019

    THE Christchurch shooting in New Zealand, in which a 28-year-old Australian-born ‘extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist’, as described by Australia’s prime minister, stormed Masjid Al Noor...

  • Images

    Hate crimes in Canada jump 47pc

    Reuters . Toronto | Updated at 12:48am on December 01, 2018

    Hate crimes in Canada increased 47 per cent in 2017, primarily targeting Muslims, Jews and black people, according to figures released by the country’s statistical...

  • Images

    Facebook says it was ‘too slow’ to fight hate speech in Myanmar

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 11:26pm on August 16, 2018

    Facebook has been ‘too slow’ to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing...

  • Images

    Facebook blacklists Myanmar hardline Buddhist group

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:54am on June 08, 2018

    Facebook has blacklisted a group of Myanmar Buddhist hardliners including monks notorious for bilious hate speech against Rohingya Muslims, the company said Thursday, as it...

  • Images

    Anti-Muslim hate crimes go up in US

    Reuters . Boston | Updated at 12:02am on April 24, 2018

    Hate crimes targeting US Muslims rose 15 per cent in 2017, the second year of increases, according to a study released on Monday by advocacy...

  • Images

    Lanka needs to close space for hate speech

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on November 22, 2017

    THE government took decisive action to put the lid on escalating inter ethnic violence between Sinhalese and Muslims in Gintota over the weekend which led...

  • Images

    US hate crimes rose during 2016 polls: FBI

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:05am on November 15, 2017

    Hate crimes across the United States accelerated in 2016 as the divisive election battle that saw Donald Trump elected president progressed, FBI statistics showed Monday....