News channel Hír televízió hosted Bianka Speidl from the Migration Research Institute, an organization closely linked to the Hungarian government. During the interview, Speidl repeatedly pushed xenophobic and anti-Muslim narratives. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for March.
News website Origo reported on a new resolution adopted by the European Parliament, which aims to protect the rights of African nationals in the EU. The headline was written in a sensationalist manner, warning of ‘millions’ of African migrants coming to Europe. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for March.
French TV Channel LCI hosted Guillaume Tabard, editor-in-chief of Le Figaro, who dismissed Muslim victims of the Christchurch terror attack because France has had victims of Islamic terror. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for March.
During the annual Carnival parade in Aalst the NGO Vismooil’n walked through the city dressed as caricatured orthodox Jews along with an extremely antisemitic float. Following a backlash, Aalst’s mayor responded by saying he did not want to impose censorship. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for March.
From a Greek politician proposing a fine for Muslims praying in public to a Belgian journalist equating terrorism with Islam, these February 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.