On its front page, the far-right newspaper claimed that President Pavlopoulos is Jewish and accused him of being disloyal to Greece for agreeing to the North Macedonia name deal and as such links his Jewish origins to a completely unrelated and hotly debated political decisions. This is Greece's media monitoring highlight for January.
From the publication of a list of politicians with alleged Jewish origins to the dissemination of groundless fears about terrorism over Christmas, 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.
The anti-Muslim website PI-News makes preposterous speculation over an incident at a Christmas market and warns readers about unfounded impending dangers. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for December.
The extreme right-wing daily Eleftheri Ora claims that 14 Greek politicians have purposely hidden their Jewish origins and are pursuing “secret policies”. This is Greece's media monitoring highlight for December.
On a march against the Marrakesh UN agreement on migration, Dries van Langenhove, head of the far-right organisation Schild en Vrienden, heavily criticised the media for holding a pro-migrant bias and complotting to silence him. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for December.
In an article on a femicide trial in England, the Russian media outlet Sputnik chose to lead the story with the religion of the perpetrator, even though the faith has nothing to do with the crime committed. This is the UK’s media monitoring highlight for December.