The alternative news platform Sceptr hosted the author Mark Scholliers to talk about his new book; however, the article turned into an opportunity to promote the far-right theory of ‘Islamisation.’ This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for October.
An article published in Origo repeatedly puts emphasis on the Labour mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s religion, calling him “mayor of Pakistan's migrant background”, “Islamic migrant from Pakistan”, “Muslim mayor”. In doing so, Origo draws a false connection between his political actions and his religion. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for October.
From a national news channel broadcasting an anti-Muslim speech to a media outlet smearing an opposition parties’ candidates for their stance on migration, these September 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.
Andreas Andrianopoulos shared his views on immigration in an opinion piece on one of Greece's most read news platforms. The article made sweeping sensationalist claims about immigrants coming to Greece. This is Greece’s media monitoring highlight for September.
The pro-government newspaper Magyar Nemzet puts together old quotes on migration by opposition parties’ mayor candidates to instill fears in the Hungarian electorate if elected.. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for September.
David Brown wrote an article for The Times trying to ‘expose’ the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, using anti-Muslim tropes throughout the piece. This is the UK’s media monitoring highlight for September.