Nigeria Kogi Pre-Election Hate Speech Victims

Nigeria Kogi Pre-Election Hate Speech Victims

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Overall levels of reported hate speech were small, but during the pre-election observation in Kogi, observers reported that victims of hate speech motivated by their gender, origin, age, religion or physical disabilities were primarily men, with few exceptions.

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