Items filtered by date: June 2016

Thursday, 30 June 2016 16:01

VIDEO: I am Humanity

Racism, antisemitism, victims, witnesses: take action! Racism is not an opinion, it is a crime.

This new video is part of Get the Trolls Out! and produced by French partner Licra. The video is also available with Hungarian or Greek subtitles.

Published in Video
Thursday, 30 June 2016 15:57

Cartoon: Permitted Racism

A cartoon by Polyp for Get the Trolls Out! Moral outrage is no excuse for the collective blame of racism. Challenge those who think it's ever acceptable, whoever their target might be- antisemitism included! Sometimes it seems that people think it is permitted to make racist comments about a specific incident, group or within a specific context. Obviously that is not the case: no exceptions should be made. Ever.

Published in Cartoons
Thursday, 23 June 2016 16:26

May - Media Monitoring Highlights

From the minimisation of antisemitism on Bloomberg News to the anti-Jewish hatred expressed by an anti-Islamophobia icon, from the “burning of the Jew” as a Easter traditional celebration to the antisemitic rant of boxing champion Tyson Fury, these May highlights are an overview of the most significant results of our monitoring of traditional and new media in Belgium, France, Greece, Hungary, and the United Kingdom.

Published in Media monitoring
Thursday, 23 June 2016 14:37

Downplaying and Denying the Holocaust

Although our knowledge of the Holocaust is based on historical evidence, in antisemitic speech, the mass murder is often downplayed and denied. 

Thursday, 16 June 2016 11:01

Meaning without saying

It is possible to say things without actually saying them. On such occasions, messages are only suggested, conveyed — or, implicated instead of being directly expressed. 

Two employees of SFR, one of the main French telecommunications companies, have been suspended after making antisemitic and sexist insults against customers on Periscope.

Published in Troll of the month

Ki a Soros english 2

Cartoon by Bela Weisz for Get the Trolls Out

The man standing is talking to the editors of Hungarian media outlets that have been spreading conspiracy theories about George Soros, Hungarian-American business magnate, investor and philanthropist of Jewish descent. 

The funny but untranslatable bit is that, in Hungarian language, Soros means also "turn". So, when the man says “it is your turn (Soros) Gyuri” – Gyuri being the fictional name given to the editor of the public television in this cartoon. 

Cartoonist Bela Weisz drew this cartoon for Get the Trolls Out to expose and ridicule the constant anti-Soros propaganda in Hungarian media.

When are attacks against Soros used to hide antisemitic sentiments? Read more here.

Published in Cartoons
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 09:40

Victim-abuser reversal

Antisemitism discriminates against Jews simply because they are Jews. However, the idea of victimising a group of people just because of their ethnic background may sound too overtly racist to many.

Among the various Christian Orthodox traditions in Greece during the Easter holidays, a custom stands out as an example of how deep the roots of antisemitism are in Greek society. 

Published in Complaints
Friday, 03 June 2016 14:45

Soros and Rothschild

By referring to these names, some speakers use an old rhetorical trick, synecdoche, which allows them to voice anti-Jewish hatred and, at the same time, deny antisemitism. They talk about the whole (Jews) by referring only to a part of it (Soros or Rothschild).