Lettre ouverte à l’administration de Facebook
Au sujet de la diffusion de discours de haine contre les personnes LGBTQI+ au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord
22 regional and international organizations send an open letter to the Facebook administration to express concerns about the spread of hate speech against the LGBTIQ+ community in the Middle East and North Africa.
In an open letter sent this morning, June 30, 2020, twenty-two regional and international human rights organizations called on Facebook to work against hate speech targeting the LGBTIQ+ community in the Middle East and North Africa.
The organizations call for more coordination between Facebook administration and LGBTIQ+ representatives, stronger policies and follow-up measures, and a special training of Facebook staff on this matter.
This letter comes after intensified systematic campaigns to spread hate speech against the LGBTIQ+ community in the Middle East and North Africa, following the news of the death of LGBTIQ+ activist Sarah Hegazi on Saturday, June 13.
Earlier, an online petition had been launched containing the same demands, which collected more than 2,800 signatures in less than a week.
It is worth noting that the founder of Facebook himself announced last week new policies to reduce hate speech.
The open letter in English
Le Lettre ouverte est en français
الخطاب باللغة العربية