Online lifestyle website Athens Magazine spread antisemitic conspiracy theories and disinformation in an article that claims to unearth the sequence of events and policies behind Greece’s debt. This is Greece’s media monitoring highlight for October.
An RTBF news bulletin clip and related article highlighted information about the religion of an attacker who stabbed four police officers but failed to explain the relevance to the story. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for October.
UK populist and far-right news website Politicalite published an article by Bethany Helmsley which strongly pushes the ‘Great Replacement’ theory and made violent threats. This is UK’s media monitoring highlight for October.
The alternative news platform Sceptr hosted the author Mark Scholliers to talk about his new book; however, the article turned into an opportunity to promote the far-right theory of ‘Islamisation.’ This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for October.
An article published in Origo repeatedly puts emphasis on the Labour mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s religion, calling him “mayor of Pakistan's migrant background”, “Islamic migrant from Pakistan”, “Muslim mayor”. In doing so, Origo draws a false connection between his political actions and his religion. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for October.
From a national news channel broadcasting an anti-Muslim speech to a media outlet smearing an opposition parties’ candidates for their stance on migration, these September highlights are an overview of the most significant results of our monitoring of traditional and new media in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, and the United Kingdom.
Andreas Andrianopoulos shared his views on immigration in an opinion piece on one of Greece's most read news platforms. The article made sweeping sensationalist claims about immigrants coming to Greece. This is Greece’s media monitoring highlight for September.
The pro-government newspaper Magyar Nemzet puts together old quotes on migration by opposition parties’ mayor candidates to instill fears in the Hungarian electorate if elected.. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for September.
David Brown wrote an article for The Times trying to ‘expose’ the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, using anti-Muslim tropes throughout the piece. This is the UK’s media monitoring highlight for September.
At the “Convention of the Right”, the far-right commentator Eric Zemmour violently attacked Muslims as “migrant colonisers” and compared Islam to Nazism. The speech was broadcast in its entirety by LCI, spreading anti-Muslim invectives to millions of viewers. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for September.