In a parliamentary debate on medically assisted procreation, Agnès Thill, MP of President Macron’s party LREM, produced a note where she projected her homophobic views onto Muslims and used them as the reasons for her objection to the law. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for January.
Sándor Szakály, Director of the Veritas Research Institute run by the government, stated that the 1920 law limiting Jews from registering at university did not specifically target Jewish people. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for January.
The alternative media outlet Sceptr re-publishes crime stories that appeared in mainstream media in order to highlight perpetrators as foreign nationals. In most of the cases, however, they are labelled “foreigner”, just on the basis of their skin colour or foreign-sounding name. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for January.
The far-right PI-News offers a fictional account of what Germany will be in 2021, using racist slurs and false anti-Muslim conspiracy narratives. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for January.
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.