What does it mean to have "overheard" hate speech in the context of logging a sighting?

Although there may be exceptions to this rule based on circumstance, we recommend that "overheard" denote actually hearing the term used by another person either in your presence or in a live media performance. By this definition, hearing an ethnic slur in a Quentin Tarantino movie would NOT constitute a sighting, but hearing the same term used in a live radio broadcast WOULD constitute a sighting.