Trivialisation often goes hand in hand with discrimination, as is the case in an article by the Belgian newspaper Le Soir,  in the article “China and its Muslims, a complicated relationship”.

Get the Trolls Out! Belgian partner European Network on Religion and Belief sent a letter of complaint to Le Soir, requesting the headline is changed. The phrasing “China and its Muslims” stigmatizes and denigrates the Chinese Muslim population, presenting them as a separate part of the country. 

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By publishing photos of nationalist Vlaams Belang members doing the Nazi salute (without exposing the violence and the dangers), media are normalising neo Nazism. This is Belgium's media monitoring highlight for October.

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