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Al-Taayshi: The state is waging a war against hate speech

July 30, 2021 (Khartoum) Member of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Muhammad Hassan, said  the Sudanese state is now fighting a war against the concepts of contempt for gender, race, culture and other practices and phenomena that shaped hate speech in the country.

Al-Taishi stated that any country emerging from a long civil war and a totalitarian regime is expected to show many complex phenomena, the most important of which are hate speech and contempt for the other, adding that the correct approach to addressing these phenomena is to recognize them.

Addressing Thursday evening in Khartoum  the closing session  of the training courses organized by the UN Mission to Support Democratic Transition in Sudan (UNTAMIS), in cooperation with a number of UN organizations, Al-Ta’ayesh confirmed that the Juba Agreement for Peace in Sudan addressed issues of war and peace.

The month-long training courses to combat hate speech in Sudan targeted journalists from the five states of Darfur, Eastern Sudan, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, as well as leaders of the Native Administration in Sudan, and leaders of political parties.

Al-Ta’ayshi said that combating hate speech requires the state to adopt a sound educational approach in order for the society to be built on values that are valid for coexistence and enhance respect for diversity in Sudan.

“We need legislation that balances freedom of expression and protection of societies from hate speech” Al-Taishi concluded.

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