Saturday, 07 March 2020 12:42

Aalst Carnival - TROLL OF THE MONTH

From the 21st to the 26th of February, the annual Carnival parade took place in Aalst, Belgium. Last year, the event drew a large number of complaints from Jewish organisations and public institutions due to the antisemitic stereotypical dresses and costumes exposed during the parade. This led UNESCO to officially removed Aalst Carnival from the UNESCO Intangible World Heritage list. In response to criticism at the time, the mayor of Aalst stated that he believes the group when they say there was no malicious intent with the float, and that the city does not want to impose censure on the carnival. 
Tuesday, 31 December 2019 14:05

Melanie Phillips - TROLL OF THE MONTH

Melanie Phillips is a British author who writes for various platforms, including The Times, The Jerusalem Post, and The Jewish Chronicle. She mainly covers political and social issues, and is known for her conservative perspective. She is also known for having a strong anti-Muslim rhetoric, which can be found in her writing time and time again.
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.
Friday, 01 November 2019 18:04 - Media High Five!

Prompted by a complaint by the European Network On Religious Belief, the Belgian news site changed a photo used in an article about people’s attitudes towards Muslim head coverings.
Thursday, 31 October 2019 18:12

Daily Mail – Troll of the Month

A Mail Online article published on 26 October claimed that hate crimes in Britain are a “great hoax”, and it did so by providing no evidence, belittling the impact hate has on victims as well as the work of charities who support them. The author uses anecdotal information to argue that hate crimes are not a significant problem, and should not be classified as such, relying on the unsubstantiated claim that Britain is the most tolerant country in the world.
Monday, 30 September 2019 13:09

Savvas Kalenteridis - Troll of the Month

In a recent piece for Ponton News, former military officer Savvas Kalenteridis commented on immigration in Greece, using strong far-right narratives and tropes. 
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