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An article about the recent Brussels riots, which appeared on 7sur7, uses police authorities as the only sources, reproducing Islamophobic quotations, and neglecting to analyse the reasons behind the protests. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for May. 

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Sceptr published several articles which used negative framing and dangerous narratives around migrants and Muslims, creating a troubling trend.  This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for May. 

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Doorbraak.be published an article on the clashes in Anderlecht, interviewing Sam van Rooy and Bernard Daelemans who both made sweeping and unsupported anti-Muslim claims.  This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for April.

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The Minister of the Interior insinuates that people with migrant backgrounds are not compatible with Belgian society; a statement that was repeated uncritically by the national television channel RTBF. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for April.

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While reporting about the tensions at the Turkey-Greece border, Belgian news outlets La Libre and Le Vif used fear-mongering photos that depicted asylum seekers as violent rioters while hiding the human rights violations by Greek and Turkish police forces. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for March.

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Sam van Rooy, a politician for the Vlaams Belang party, used his Facebook and Twitter platform to repeatedly spread anti-Muslim narratives and sentiments. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for March.

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Get The Trolls Out! Belgian partner ENORB has directly complained to L’Echo, a French-language Belgian business newspaper for a piece published on January 5th, 2020. The article reported on the reaction by Muslim communities in Quebec to Bill 21, a law passed in June 2019. 

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In analysing antisemitism in Europe, a regular contributor at Le Vif, uses controversial words such as Islamofascism and Islamoleftism, and pits Muslim and Jewish voters against each other. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for February.

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A piece on the Doorbraak.be website makes hateful anti-Muslim claims based on completely irrelevant context. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for February.

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In an article introducing the new fraction leader for Vlaams Belang, newspaper De Standaard published inflammatory anti-Muslim comments without any context or critical stance. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for January.

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