Hungarian state news agency website Hirado uncritically reports Fidesz press conference’s statements about EU humanitarian programmes, spreading unfounded fears about terrorism. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for June.
In an interview, Etienne Chouard, a teacher and well-known Yellow Vests political activist, was asked to clarify his position on the Holocaust. While trying to remain vague, Chouard claimed to have no knowledge about the Holocaust and expressed some ambiguous doubts on the existence of the gas chambers. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for June.
Bishop Amvrosios of Greece wrote an extremely inflammatory piece for a religious news platform, in which he references misinformation and claims the government is appeasing Islam. This is Greece’s media monitoring highlight for June.
An article on the far-right news website PI-News pushed the anti-Muslim and xenophobic narrative of the ‘Great Replacement’ theory, which is popular in far-right circles. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for June.
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.
From a Belgian news site dismissing antisemitism to a Hunagrian pro-government news site misreporting facts to promote an anti-Muslim agenda, 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.
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.
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.
Hungarian news website Origo spins the facts on an incident in France to support the false narrative of “Islamisation”. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for May.
The far-right blog Journalistenwatch (JouWatch) uses an account of irreligious school children joining their Muslim peers in fasting for Ramadan in order to invoke the conspiratorial narrative of an alleged “Islamisation” taking place in Europe. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for May.