Following the appearance of antisemitic posters across the city of Budapest, the newly elected mayor Gergely Karácsony requested their immediate removal, giving an encouraging sign of hope in a country where Fidesz party’s xenophobic narratives seem to prevail.

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Sunday, 01 December 2019 15:12

NOVEMBER - MEDIA MONITORING HIGHLIGHTS

From a French magazine vilififying a Jewish historian for his physical appearance to Belgian festivities being used to broadcast anti-Muslim sentiments, these November 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.

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Two articles based on an incident which occurred at this year's Saint Martin’s Day celebrations in West Germany were used to peddle anti-Muslim sentiments. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for November.

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Belgian political party Vlaams Belang responded to a xenophobic arson attack in Bilzen by using it as a platform for anti-Muslim hate. This is Belgium’s media monitoring highlight for November.

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Following an opinion piece by journalist Gábor Miklósi on independent media Index, the pro-government 888.hu published an antisemitic caricature of the reporter. The public broadcasting service M1 Hirado also devoted 8 minutes of their morning news to Mi Hazánk far-right party’s attacks against Index journalists, and antisemitic posters appeared all across Budapest. This is Hungary’s media monitoring highlight for November.

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An article in the magazine Valeurs Actuelles attacks the Jewish French historian Benjamin Stora, using age-old antisemitic tropes of the greedy and ambitious Court Jew. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for November.

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UK populist and far-right website TR.news published an article claiming that there is a ‘Muslim vote’ campaign which is threatening British democracy. This is UK’s media monitoring highlight for November.

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Friday, 01 November 2019 17:39

OCTOBER - Media Monitoring Highlights

From secular discrimination against the Muslim headscarf in France, to a popular lifestyle magazine spreading well-established antisemitic conspiracy theories, these October 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.

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Reporting on the removal of pork from the menu of Düsseldorf kindergartens, the weekly magazine Junge Freiheit implies that Muslim customs are a threat to German culture. Without using sensationalist or overtly anti-Muslim language, the news outlet frames the issue as a problem caused by Muslims. This is Germany’s media monitoring highlight for October.

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Julien Odoul, far-right politician of Marine Le Pen’s National Rally (former National Front), posted a video on Twitter of him requesting a Muslim mother at a regional parliament to remove her headscarf. This is France’s media monitoring highlight for October.

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