On 19th September 2018, Belgium’s leading progressive francophone daily Le Soir published a video-guide to the upcoming elections. Among other information, their video claimed that around 130,000 foreign citizens have been fraudulently registered as voters.
After a Scout master was fired for his Islamophobic remarks, the Daily Mail gave him a platform to share his hateful views, and painted him in a positive light. This is the UK's media monitoring highlight for September 2018.
In an article describing an incident involving a nine-year-old migrant child and a knife, a German magazine repeatedly linked Islam with violence. This is Germany's media monitoring highlight for September 2018.
On live French TV, Charles Consigny claimed that those from minority groups have an easier path to success, and that 'native' French people are suffering because of it. This is France's media monitoring highlight for September 2018.
A Greek newspaper ran a sensationalist front page story calling immigrants cannibals, without any legitimate sources. This is Greece's media monitoring highlight for September 2018.
The Greek newspaper Eleftheri Ora has been served a formal complaint by the Greek partner of Get The Trolls Out, Symbiosis. The complaint relates to an article printed in Eleftheri Ora on May 22, 2018 in which it states that the Greek government is considering granting voting rights to immigrants living permanently in Greece.
An anti-Muslim biased photo on the Belgian news outlet La Libre has been replaced after the European Forum of Muslim Women (EFOMW) sent a complaint to the newspaper. The photo was illustrating an article about a functionary, in the town of Malines, Belgium, who cancelled a civil marriage ceremony because the bride refused to shake his hand on account of her Muslim religious belief.
Marine Le Pen is facing charges of circulating "violent messages that incite terrorism or pornography or seriously harm human dignity”, after posting three photos of violence.The crime is punishable by up to three years in prison and a fine of €75,000 (£66,000).