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.
An article published in Compact Magazin mocks an SPD MP’s suggestion to erect a monument to achievements by Muslim citizens. Through irony and sarcasm, the news outlet disparages and abuses the Muslim community in Germany. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for February.
A piece on the Doorbraak.be website makes hateful anti-Muslim claims based on completely irrelevant context. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for February.
Interviewed on the public service media's news channel M1 to comment on the Hanau shooting, a so-called “security expert” close to Orban’s government said that the violence by the far-right terrorist Tobias Rathjen was “a form of self-defence” and “a rational answer to immigration”. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for February.
Monday, 03 February 2020 16:07

JANUARY - MEDIA MONITORING HIGHLIGHTS

From an article on the Flemish De Standaard normalising anti-Muslim rhetoric to the French commentator Zemmour saying that he does not care if children die crossing the Mediterranean sea, these January 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.
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