Call for Chapters: Hate Speech in Asia and Its Impact on Global Asian Populations


Pardis M Tehrani, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Hesam Nourooz Pour, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 31, 2023
Full Chapters Due: June 29, 2023
Submission Date: June 29, 2023


While social media is frequently used to engage and encourage people, it has also been extensively utilised to disseminate hate speech. Discriminatory acts and hateful rhetoric are used today all across the world to stigmatise and demonise those who are seen as the “other,” the “foreigner,” or the “one who does not belong.” Such manifestations of hatred and bigotry are permeating political agendas and discourses, pervading everyday life, and instilling dread among people and communities. In some cases, they may also foster an atmosphere of rejection, exclusion, and even racism, endangering peace, societal values, and respect for human dignity.

Asia consists of a diverse group of countries, each having its own unique legal, political, geographical, economic, cultural, social, and religious history. This diversity can operate as a stimulant for the propagation of hate speech, triggering four potential types of hate speech for 1) ethnic and religious groups; 2) foreign nationals and refugees; 3) political ideology and values; and 4) sexual minorities.

Asian nations that are still getting used to the virality of online information are ill-prepared to regulate or control their media ecosystems. Examples from around the continent that have emerged in recent years highlight how online hate speech goes beyond hurtful content to potentially result in physical violence and socio-religious disharmony. However, the fast rise of online hate speech in Asia cannot be attributed merely to legal problems and non-compliance with international human rights norms, but rather to a combination of causes involving all stakeholders, including governments, technology corporations, and civil society.

The book will adopt a multi-dimensional, multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder approach to provide the historical context, outlines new forms of hate speech and maps the legal and non-legal measures in the region. It will also highlight the obligations of governments, and the role of technology companies, NGOs and activists.


To explore the regulatory framework of hate speech in different countries
To study the role of regional, intergovernmental and international organizations in tackling hate speech.
To investigate hate speech from the political, sociological, economic and technical aspects.
To identify the impact of hate speech on various aspects of society and human life

Target Audience

This book is targeting professionals and researchers working in the field of Law of information technology and knowledge management in various disciplines, e.g. law, information and communication sciences, administrative sciences and management, education, adult education, sociology, computer science, and information technology. Further, the book will provide insight- and support executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information and organizational development in different types of work communities and environments.

The target audience will be researchers, policymakers, practitioners and students.

Recommended Topics

1. Hate Speech: A Global Challenge
2. Legal aspect of Hate Speech
3. Online Hate Speech
4. Human Rights and Hate Speech
5. Internet governance for online hate speech
6. Role of public and private actors in regulating hate speech
7. Regional Organizations and Hate Speech Management
8. Politicized Hate Speech: Electoral Hate Speech, Hate Speech and Suppression of Political Opposition
9. Governance tools for online hate
10. Hate Speech and Democracy in Asia
11. Hate Speech, Wars and Terrorism
12. Hate Speech and LGBTQ+
13. Hate Speech and Religious Minorities
14. Digital Literacy and Hate Speech
15. Local Languages and Non-Identification of Hate Speech on Digital Platforms
16. Hate Speech and Online Platforms’ Market Value in Asia (eg: Facebook, Google)
17. Asian Victims of Covid-19 Hate Speech: A Statistical Approach to Anti-Asian Hate Speech during the Pandemic

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 31, 2023, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 29, 2023, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Hate Speech in Asia and Its Impact on Global Asian Populations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2024.

Important Dates

May 31, 2023: Proposal Submission Deadline
June 29, 2023: Full Chapter Submission
August 27, 2023: Review Results Returned
October 8, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
October 22, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


Pardis M Tehrani
University of Sunderland

Hesam Nourooz Pour
University of Malaya


Computer Science and Information Technology; Education; Library and Information Science; Media and Communications; Government and Law; Social Sciences and Humanities
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