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.
A number of French media outlets failed to fact-check the nationality of the perpetrator of a murder, revealing deep-rooted stereotypes against French Algerians. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for July.
In an interview, Etienne Chouard, a teacher and well-known Yellow Vests political activist, was asked to clarify his position on the Holocaust. While trying to remain vague, Chouard claimed to have no knowledge about the Holocaust and expressed some ambiguous doubts on the existence of the gas chambers. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for June.
A clear anti-Semitic photo of far-right National Rally aide Guillaume Pradoura emerged and was picked up widely by the French press. France Soir’s coverage remained neutral, never addressing the seriousness of the anti-Semitism in the case. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for May.
Press Release of Anti-Racist Associations
The undersigned anti-racist associations demand that the Prosecutor of the Republic urgently carry out the arrest warrant issued against Alain Soral on 15 April 2019 for publicly denying the Holocaust.
French GTTO partner LICRA is planning on taking legal action against Renaud Camus based on a recent post on Twitter in which he shared extremely hateful xenophobic sentiments.
The French branch of the Russian news agency Sputnik shared a photo of two non-white men smiling with the burning Notre Dame Catherdral in the background, fuelling Islamophobic comments. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for April.
Reverso is a free online French-English dictionary that claims to help its users gain a native-like understanding of these languages. To do this, Reverso provides examples of contextual sentence-use for each word in question. Shockingly, the International League Against Racism and Antisemitism (LICRA), GTTO partner in France, found that Reverso would often include violently Antisemitic examples...
French TV Channel LCI hosted Guillaume Tabard, editor-in-chief of Le Figaro, who dismissed Muslim victims of the Christchurch terror attack because France has had victims of Islamic terror. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for March.
Online newspaper Atlantico ran an interview which purported the Muslim Brotherhood was behind Décathlon’s running hijab, a case which caused controversy this month. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for February.