The former Belgian minister, Theo Francken, of the Flemish nationalist N-VA party, has given priority to Syrian Christian asylum seekers under the country’s humanitarian visa programme. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for January.
Austrian tabloid Krone has published an article that, using fabrications and inflammatory language, depicts inexisting threats from migrants. This is Germany's media monitoring highlight for November.
A populist far-right news website has illustrated an article with photos that misinform and are inflammatory. In the entire piece, there is no mention of the asylum seekers’ religion and yet the photos show a British street filled with many men who are exclusively Muslim, as well as a woman wearing a niqab. This is UK's media monitoring highlight for November.
In recent weeks, Chemnitz became the focus of public attention, in Germany as well as abroad. Over the course of several days, there were right-wing extremist attacks on counter-demonstrators, journalists, Muslims, and the Jewish establishment.
June media monitoring highlight for Greece. Tzimeros uses words such as “cleaning” and “cancer of humanity”. In doing so, he is dehumanising people by reducing them to a disease.
May media monitoring highlight for the Greece. A newspaper claims that four people have died as a result of tensions at the Moria refugee camp in the Greek island of Lesbos.
German paper Bild was pushed to change a deceptive and xenophobic headline, after social media outburst accused them of fearmongering. People on Twitter, including a politician from the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDL), successfully called out Bild for fuelling racism through sensationalistic and misleading headline.