The pro-government media outlet Origo fuels fears about a spike of coronavirus cases in Britain during Ramadan. Their claims have no evidence behind them and are anchored in anti-Muslim bigotry. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for April.
The Minister of the Interior insinuates that people with migrant backgrounds are not compatible with Belgian society; a statement that was repeated uncritically by the national television channel RTBF. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for April.
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MARCH - MEDIA MONITORING HIGHLIGHTS

From Belgian politican repeatedly spreading anti-Muslim sentiments online to a National Rally local candidate sharing a video blaming Jews for the coronavirus pandemic, 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.
Owned by the government-friendly KESMA, dozens of local papers published a story on Islamic radicalisation in British prisons, using fear-mongering and sensationalist language. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for March.
Alain Mondino, head of the far-right National Rally list in municipal elections in Paris suburbs, shared an antisemitic conspiracy theory video which claimed that the Coronavirus was "developed by the Jews" in order to "establish their supremacy". This is France’s media monitoring highlight for March.
Using fear-mongering and militaristic language, an article on the political blog Die Achse des Guten, claims that the opening of the Turkish border with Greece will lead to a “new wave of immigration” that could be “larger than that of 2015”. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for March. 
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