The Church of Saint Catherine in Brussels covered with tape an antisemitic sentence written on an information placard, after receiving complaints from a Belgian blogger and several visitors.

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Doorbraak.be has shown through repeated incidents that it holds a strong anti-Muslim editorial stance. In a recent article, they quoted a very hateful anti-Muslim speech without providing any context or alternative views. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for August.

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Right-wing blog Westerse Beschaving acts as an information portal for those looking for ‘proof’ of Islam’s incompatibility with the West. It uses quotes from the Quran out of context to spread this narrative. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for July.

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In an interview with “Le Soir,” Conservative N-VA MP & former editor of Joods Actual Michael Freilich said that Muslim and Jewish religious head coverings were not comparable, saying that a Jewish kippah is a symbol of faith, white a Muslim hijab is a symbol of oppression. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for July.

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Get the Trolls Out! Belgian partner EUJS sent a complaint letter to ReactNieuws.net, a blog that depicts migrants, particularly Muslim migrants, as dangerous criminals.

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Belgian journalist Salima Belabbas was abused with racist comments on social media after presenting the RTL Info news bulletin for her first time. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for June.

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Alternative news blog ReactNieuws shared an article based on disinformation about Angela Merkel which was rife with xenophobic and anti-Muslim sentiments. The blog regularly shares misinformation and sensationalist content. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for June.

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Collective Action Zoo Humain performed at an art festival in Ghent with a parody the Eurovision theme song 2019. While claiming only to criticize Israel, the group made comments clearly relating directly to Jews, crossing the line between anti-Zionism and antisemitism. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for May.

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The DH.be news website spreads Islamophobic narratives promoted by the “Liste Destexhe” party by uncritically republishing their hateful campaign material. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for May.

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Belgian outlet La Libre shared an opinion piece perpetuating stereotypes of veiled Muslim women, painting them as victims. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for April.

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