On 28 August 2012 the Committee will host a thematic discussion on Racist Hate Speech, which will be held at the Palais des Nations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Interested States parties, United Nations bodies and specialized agencies, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and academia are invited to be present at the meeting, share their experience and express their views. The thematic discussion will consider (a) the concept of racist hate speech and its evolution over time; (b) combating racist hate speech: the work of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; (c) racist hate speech and freedom of opinion and expression; and (d) racist hate speech in political life, and in the media including the internet.

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