From a German website using demographic conspiracies to fuel fears against Muslims to a Hungarian public broadcaster fuels fears about security in Germany to promote anti-immigration agenda, these December highlights are an overview of the most significant results of our monitoring of traditional and new media in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, and the United Kingdom.
In a fear-mongering and violently racist article, PI news describes Muslims in Germany as a demographic threat that should be stopped and reversed. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for December.
Presented by the magazine Causeur as a “scoop”, the news story about the filmmaker’s three years in prison for attempted murder on religious motives was partially false. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for December.
An article about a court ruling on the headscarf ban in schools, presents only the point of view of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA), a right-wing Flemish nationalist party, even though this issue concerns Muslim women first and foremost. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for December.
Through fear-mongering based on generalisations and anecdotes about immigration and security in Germany, the main evening news programme of the public broadcaster promotes the idea that a strict anti-immigration policy is in the best interests of the Hungarian citizens. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for December.
Vlaams Belang shared a video on their Facebook page showing party leader Tom Van Grieken giving an anti-Muslim and Xenophobic speech at a public populist event in December. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for December.