Call for papers: Hate Speech in Communication: Research and Proposals, Special issue of Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal. Editors: Mª Dolores Caceres-Zapatero, Mykola Makhortykh, & Francisco Segado-Boj. Deadline: September 30, 2021.
Hate speech is considered the conscious and willful public expression of hostility and rejection towards individuals, groups or collectives, whether based on racial, ethnic, religious or national criteria, on the grounds of gender, sexual identity or orientation, or any other criteria, which promote intolerance, discrimination, stigmatization, violence, aggression or, in its most serious form, physical extermination. These discourses, traditionally reflected in the mass media and alternative circuits, currently focus their dissemination channel through online media, digital communities and social media. Therefore, this call is open to research that helps to understand this phenomenon, both from a perspective focused on the analysis of the messages, and on the background and repercussions of this type of discourse, as well as on prevention and intervention to minimize alleviate the impact of these messages. This special issue’s projected publication date is April 1, 2022.