As in many parts of the world, the Asia-Pacific region has experienced the rise of populist and militarised governments, coinciding with a rise in hate speech and incitement to violence. The persecution of ethnic and religious minorities persists in many countries in the region, and the covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated many underlying tensions that has lowered tolerance and respect.

The Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) report on this project provides an in-depth study of the current drivers and dynamics of hate speech in the region, with case studies from Myanmar, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Pakistan. The report presents findings and recommendations, and is an important resource for the international atrocity prevention community to better understand how to identify and address hate speech and incitement across a range of social and political contexts.