Nigeria Pre-Election Bayelsa Hate Speech Perpetrators

Nigeria Pre-Election Bayelsa Hate Speech Perpetrators

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Hate speech was an important form of violence that TMG monitored throughout each election. In the case of Bayelsa during the pre-election period, observers reported incidents of both men and women engaging in hate speech.

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