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.
Far-right news website Politicalite gives the majority of their reporting to dispelling claims that the Christchurch terrorist had links to the far-right. The author did not give any media attention to the victims of the terror attack in New Zealand, moreover using the article as a vehicle for anti-Muslim narratives. This is UK’s media monitoring highlight for March.