Disinfo: Sweden cancelled Christmas TV concert not to irritate migrants

Summary

Swedish TV cancelled broadcast of the most popular Christmas concert, in order not to irritate Muslim immigrants.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narrative about the decline of Christianity in Europe. The outdoor concert 'O, Holy Night' was broadcast live from the city of Örebro by national broadcaster TV4. The broadcast last Christmas was cancelled, due to contract issues, as English language Swedish site The Local writes.

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  • Reported in: Issue 148
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Denmark, Sweden
  • Keywords: migration, Christmas, Europe
  • Outlet: REN-TV
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Disproof

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Disproof

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