Hate Speech Prevalence and Identification in Pakistani Academic Environments: An Exploratory Study

Authors

  • Naila Rafique Lecturer, Department of Media and communication Studies, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Saima Iqbal Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies, Queen Mary Graduate College, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Sidra Huma Lecturer Department of Media and Communication Studies, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35484/pssr.2024(8-II-S)03

Keywords:

Academic Setting, Hate Speech, On-Campus Activities, Pakistan

Abstract

Hate speech is the use of insulting, hostile, and malicious rhetoric towards a person or group of people because of what is believed to be their fundamental qualities. It can be harmful to people. To enhance comprehension regarding the frequency and attributes of hate speech, this research aims to investigate prevalence of hate speech in Pakistani academic institutions. To foster a climate of acceptance and kindness, it is important that students are aware of hate speech and alert when it is spoken. By doing this, an atmosphere where everyone has the chance to thrive may be created where everyone feels safe and at ease in their surroundings. Almost 215 students fill the survey questionnaire. The results showed that, even if they were unaware of it, majority of respondents had encountered hate speech.

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Published

2024-05-27

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How to Cite

Rafique, N., Iqbal, S., & Huma, S. (2024). Hate Speech Prevalence and Identification in Pakistani Academic Environments: An Exploratory Study. Pakistan Social Sciences Review, 8(2), 29–28. https://doi.org/10.35484/pssr.2024(8-II-S)03