On 15 March 2019, right-wing extremist terrorists killed 50 people and seriously injured another 48 in New Zealand.
The known anti-Muslim activist Anne Marie Waters claims that “the priority of the establishment is always to protect the [Islamic] religion”, but facts show the opposite: government officials repeatedly stigmatise and attack Muslims. This is UK’s media monitoring highlight for January.
The anti-Muslim website PI-News makes preposterous speculation over an incident at a Christmas market and warns readers about unfounded impending dangers. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for December.
On a march against the Marrakesh UN agreement on migration, Dries van Langenhove, head of the far-right organisation Schild en Vrienden, heavily criticised the media for holding a pro-migrant bias and complotting to silence him. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for December.
The Belgian newspaper Le Vif reported about a suicide in Verviers where the person blew himself up. The newspaper decided to clarify that it was not a terrorist attack. This point is repeated in the headline, in the intro, and in the article. Despite this incident having nothing to do with terrorism, almost half of the article is devoted to recount how in 2015, a week after the Charlie Hebdo attack, a terrorist cell was dismantled in Verviers.
Le Vif reports on terrorism in a non-terrorism-related suicide. This is our Belgium's media monitoring highlights for July.