Using fear-mongering and militaristic language, an article on the political blog Die Achse des Guten, claims that the opening of the Turkish border with Greece will lead to a “new wave of immigration” that could be “larger than that of 2015”. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for March.
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.
Greek sensationalist newspaper Proto Thema published an article using common far-right narratives, using a troubling Twitter page as their only source. This is Greece’s media monitoring highlight for March.
Greek newspaper Kathimerini shared a cartoon which implied that Muslims are secretly carrying the coronavirus, spreading fear and hate. This is Greece’s media monitoring highlight for March.
Cartoonist Steve Bell created a cartoon portraying Priti Patel in an anti-Hindu matter for The Guardian. This is the UK’s media monitoring highlight for March.
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.
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.
Greek newspaper Kathimerini hosted an opinion piece and a response piece which both shared anti-Muslim sentiments on the topic of political correctness, while not allowing for any other opinions. This is Greece’s media monitoring highlight for February.
Agnès Cerighelli, local councillor in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, published a number of anti-Muslim tweets attacking some election candidates for their North African origins. Inciting racial and religious discrimination, Cerighelli stated that the desire for Paris and Marseille to have North African Muslim mayors is “betraying France, its identity and history”. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for February.
On the show BBC Question Time, a woman was given a platform for an anti-migrant hateful rant. BBC later shared the clip on Twitter, with no critical context. This is the UK’s media monitoring highlight for February.