On November 15th British populist news outlet Politicalite published an article titled: “Opinion: If We Want To Stop Child Abuse, We Need To BAN Immigration From Pakistan.” The piece was authored by Councillor Ryan Macpherson, who is an independent councillor on Ashford Borough Council in Kent. The article focusses on child abuse in Pakistan, mainly of street children, and claims that due to high levels of child abuse in the country, Pakistani’s (mainly men) should not be allowed into the UK. The article has both xenophobic and Islamophobic undertones.
On “With you” programme on SKAI TV, a panel of guests were allowed to express a series of derogatory anti-Muslim and racist remarks without being unchallenged by the host. Despite being introduced as “ordinary citizens”, some of them were editors of far-right newspapers. This is Greece's media monitoring highlight for October.
A Greek newspaper ran a sensationalist front page story calling immigrants cannibals, without any legitimate sources. This is Greece's media monitoring highlight for September 2018.
Belgian right-wing youth movement ‘Schild en Vrienden’ is being investigated for antisemitic, anti-Muslim, xenophobic, racist and sexist content posted on secret Facebook groups.
April media monitoring highlight for France. Interviewed in Hebrew by Army Radio Galatz, Zonabend said that there are “very many, too many” Arabs in the city of Toulouse.
From a Belgian politician comparing Islam to Nazism, to fake news being portrayed misleadingly as actual news in Hungary, these June 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.
From a French magazine editor denying the Holocaust to false news about refugees in Greece, these May 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.
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.