The far-right Belgian political party Vlaams Belang shared a misleading and xenophobic news report on their Facebook page, in line with their consistent anti-migrant and anti-Islam stance. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for April.
Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robison launched a new website hosting a vast amount of anti-Muslim and xenophobic content. In an article discussing Islam, one of the website’s authors Shazia Hobbs makes false claims and stirs hatred and anger towards Muslims. This is UK’s media monitoring highlight for April.
Hungarian state news agency MTI shared several false news reports regarding a large group of new refugees coming to Europe, helping to further the xenophobic and anti-Muslim propaganda of the Hungarian government. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for April.
The French branch of the Russian news agency Sputnik shared a photo of two non-white men smiling with the burning Notre Dame Catherdral in the background, fuelling Islamophobic comments. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for April.
From several incidents of unethical coverage of the Christchurch terror attack to an antisemitic float at a Belgian Carnival parade, these March 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.
An opinion piece in Belgian daily La Libre critiques Saudi influence on Mosques and in the process of doing so, makes a distinction between ‘good Muslims’ and ‘bad Muslims’. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for March.