Racist online hate speech ...
... is statements made on the internet in the form of writing, sound or image which disparage a person or group of persons on account of their “race”, skin colour, ethnicity, national origin or religion or which incite, advocate, promote or justify hate against them.
Reports are stored in a database and evaluated. Reported content that meets the criteria of art. 261bis Swiss Criminal Code may trigger a criminal charge.
Reports concerning antisemitism are automatically passed on to the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG), the “Stiftung gegen Rassismus und Antisemitismus” (GRA) (Foundation against Racism and Antisemitism) and the “Coordination Intercommunautaire contre l’Antisémitisme et la Diffamation” (CICAD) (The Intercommunity Coordination Unit against Antisemitism and Defamation). Reports concerning anti-Islamic statements are automatically passed on to the “Föderation islamischer Dachorganisationen Schweiz” (FIDS) (Swiss Federation of Islamic Umbrella Organisations). If you expressly require further advice, your report can be passed on to a specialist advisory service. Personal data will be treated in strict confidence.
This advisory network is a joint venture project between the FCR and the humanrights.ch organisation. The 23 participating advisory units provide persons concerned with information, psychosocial support and legal advice and act as intermediaries. Through their wide range of interventions, they make a major contribution to supporting, advising and empowering victims as well as to documenting racist incidents in Switzerland.
Incidents of racism and antisemitism can be reported to the GRA. The GRA also provides direct links to reporting units and guidelines on various social media platforms and media.
SIG runs a contact centre for antisemitic incidents in German-speaking Switzerland. The advisory service provides persons concerned, institutions and professionals with advice and support. SIG supports victims of antisemitism with making criminal complaints and in dealing with the police and authorities.
Antisemitic incidents in French-speaking Switzerland can be reported to CICAD. It provides advice and support to victims of antisemitism.
FIDS’s contact and legal advice unit primarily deals with issues related to islamophobia.
The FCR provides people who have experienced and witnessed racism and racial discrimination with advice and information.
Provides victims of digital violence with support and expert advice free of charge: management of social media profile, organised objection/reply, research and specialist legal advice.
This project has launched a trial using an algorithm to detect online hate speech. A digital point of contact is also being set up to provide anyone affected with information.
The LGBTIQ helpline is a reporting unit and advisory platform for victims of anti-LGBTIQ violence. The queer peer advisors look at every report, listen and provide answers or refer people to the most relevant organisation.