A video of a councillor candidate doing the Nazi salute has been circulated widely by national media, giving him the notoriety he does not deserve. This is our Belgium's media monitoring highlights for July.
Le Parisien gives voice to a far-right terrorist, normalising violence against Muslims. This is our France's media monitoring highlights for July.
The renowned outspoken atheist said the Muslim call to prayer sounds aggressive. This is our UK's media monitoring highlights for July.
The political blog Die Achse des Guten publishes an article that claims that all Muslims to hate Jews and that Islam is incompatible with democracy and Western society. This is our Germany's media monitoring highlight for July 2018.
Boris Johnson, the UK’s former foreign secretary, wrote a piece for the Telegraph about Denmark’s recent burka ban, and whether we should adopt the same laws in the UK. Upon reading the title of the piece, which claims that Demark has “got it wrong”, you might be cautiously optimistic.
This is the 2017 annual report by Tell MAMA. Tell MAMA (which stands for 'Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks') is a British organisation that offers a secure and reliable service that allows people from across England to report any form of Anti-Muslim abuse. Their annual reports are based on incidents reported on by the community.
This report specifically spends time talking about the media, and highlights key mistakes made and also offers suggestions for a more inclusive media environment. One such recommendation:
"We should not underestimate the power of public statements condemning and combating Islamophobia within the media. It is important that judges, politicians and representatives of law enforcement continue to convey a strong stance. Conversely, the inclusion in the media of mitigating statements from judges, excusing abusive and violent Islamophobic behaviour, undermines the impact of victimisation and sends the wrong message."
If you want to read the 2017 annual Tell MAMA report, you can click here, or you can scroll down to the bottom of this page and download the handbook as a pdf file.
April media monitoring highlight for Germany. Peter Helmes’ tirade accuses Muslims of “destroying Christianity and our Christian culture” with the “support of their allies”, the Green and Left parties.
April media monitoring highlight for France. Interviewed in Hebrew by Army Radio Galatz, Zonabend said that there are “very many, too many” Arabs in the city of Toulouse.
April media monitoring highlight for Belgium. Politician Alain Destexhe claims that the ultra-conservative Islam Party is a small problem compared to the “rampant Islamisation” of the country.
From a Belgian politician comparing Islam to Nazism, to fake news being portrayed misleadingly as actual news in Hungary, these June 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.