In an article describing an incident involving a nine-year-old migrant child and a knife, a German magazine repeatedly linked Islam with violence. This is Germany's media monitoring highlight for September 2018.

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Belgian politician Theo Francken retweeted known Holocaust-denier Peter Imanuelsen, later claiming he thought Imanuelsen was just a journalist. This is Belgium's media monitoring highlight for September 2018.

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On live French TV, Charles Consigny claimed that those from minority groups have an easier path to success, and that 'native' French people are suffering because of it. This is France's media monitoring highlight for September 2018.

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In June this year, the self-described “independent patriotic newspaper of all Greeks” Makeleio published an anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, nationalist and homophobic tirade against the current mayor of Thessaloniki Yiannis Boutaris. 

Published in Complaints
Friday, 31 August 2018 14:35

Hot Bell Ring

Richard Dawkins tweeted a comparison between the Christian and the Muslim calls to prayer, the Church bells and the Adhan, calling one “nice” and the other “aggressive”. We felt this was more of an prejudiced view about Islam than a detailed auditory analysis.  You can read the full article here.

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Published in Memes
Friday, 31 August 2018 14:31

Origo and migration conspiracies

In July Origo published an article that would be funny if it wasn’t so dangerous. You can read the full story here.

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Hajar El Jahidi, from Get The Trolls Out! partner European Forum of Muslim Women, wrote an article for the Middle East Eye discussing a recent co-authored an op-ed piece denouncing the discrimination faced by Muslim women in Europe in the jobs market, and the reaction to it. Being one of the authors of the op-ed piece, Hajar explains how one journalist from the French magazine Marianne claimed the piece was an organised attack on French secularism. 

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An article in Le Vif calls the face veil “an ideological uniform” and claims that the “promoters of women’s face veil obviously have a political agenda” incompatible with democracy and human rights.

Published in Complaints
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 13:44

The Paradox of Free Speech Advocates

Often in our work, we’ll run into people who will complain that we are “against free speech” – and that therefore we should shut up. We find it curious that they don’t see the inconsistency in their claims. It is almost as if their desire to protect free speech is more of a desire to be allowed to say whatever they want and not be challenged on it.

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Published in Memes
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 13:35

Silly Season

What is the silly season and what has that got to do with pickles, summer, and hateful articles? A short explanatory video by the GTTO team.

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