Disinfo: The EU teaches journalists how to properly inform about Islam and migrants


“The Words of Respect: Ethical Journalism Against Hate speech” is a joint project implemented by media organizations in eight European countries – Austria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia and Spain. As part of the project, a 39-page document titled “Migration and Minorities Reporting: Procedures and Recommendations,” is a guide to journalists on how to properly “inform” about immigration. When activists paid by EU funders processed the “Migration Reporting and Minorities: Procedures and Recommendations, they “call for” re-evaluation, but in fact they call for self-censorship.


Improving journalistic ethics has nothing to do with self-censorship. Right at the very beginning of the Migration Reporting and Minorities: Procedures and Recommendations report, it is explicitly stated that "the content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the Respect Words Project and cannot in any way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union". The report focuses on the way in which the information is interpreted, not on its content. It is the language used, giving the context for the immediate events etc. Source: www.respectwords.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Reporting-on-Migration-and-Minorities..pdf, hlidacipes.org/vedeni-tv-prima-naridilo/,


  • Reported in: Issue 86
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/11/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Czech
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ireland, Greece, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Spain, Germany
  • Keywords: Islamisation, European Union, Censorship, Media, Migration crisis
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Estonia has opened a new military base in the town of Tapa under the pretext of fear of a Russian attack.

In the Estonian military town of Tapa, a new military base was opened for NATO Defence Force soldiers and its construction cost 43 million euros. They want to deploy more military equipment near the Russian border. It was decided at the Warsaw summit in the summer of 2016, “allegedly in connection with the threat of Russia attack.” Moscow stresses that “it does not intend to ever attack any NATO member.” According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, NATO knows very well that there is no attack threat from Russia, but NATO uses the situation to deploy “more technicians and soldiers near the Russian border”.


This is not about the construction of a new military base for NATO purposes but an existing base that has now become the backbone for a battalion battle group consisting of British, Danish, French and Estonian soldiers. In direct response to Russia's use of military force against its neighbours, NATO has deployed four multinational battlegroups to the Baltic States and Poland. These forces are rotational, defensive and proportionate. They cannot compare to the three divisions Russia has established in its Western Military and Southern Military Districts. Before Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea, there were no plans to deploy Allied troops to the eastern part of the Alliance. The aim of NATO is to prevent conflict, protect its Allies, and preserve the peace. www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_111767.htm#cl205, A number of Russian politicians, such as former deputy foreign minister Alexander Avdeyev, declare the independence of the Baltic republics to be illegal (and therefore them to still be integral parts of Russia) and Vladimir Zhirinovsky (leader of the The Liberal Democratic Party of Russia) said that there are no Baltic countries. Estonian Defence Minister Jüri Luik summed it up in an interview with ERR News: "Russia's attempts to vilify NATO are nothing new, but they are not based on facts. In fact, Russia is behaving aggressively, as anyone can see at the example of Georgia and Ukraine, NATO's presence in our region is extremely modest compared to the forces on the other side of the border, but has a positive influence, as it is the best guarantee of peace. " www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R4iYRiT14I, www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40554104, www.baltictimes.com/nato_battalion_battle_group_raises_flags_at_tapa/, news.err.ee/607256/defense-minister-estonia-and-nato-closely-following-russian-zapad-exercise, www.diplomaatia.ee/en/article/russian-armed-forces-in-the-baltic-sea-region/, www2.gwu.edu/~ieresgwu/assets/docs/demokratizatsiya%20archive/11-2_Mihkelson.PDF,

US is using sanctions in trying to push Russia out of the European energy and arms market

The economic sanctions that the US has imposed on Russia primarily serve to take Russia out of the energy and arms markets. The US has its own economic and energy positions in Europe and this is a way how to maintain it. This means that they use political reasons to promote their own business interests.


In August 2017, the US imposed the latest sanctions on Russia over its alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region and its involvement in Syria’s civil war. New sanctions are introduced on entities doing business with Russian military or intelligence agencies, companies involved in Russian off-shore oil projects, and those participating in Russian oil or gas pipeline construction within Russia.The US Congress also committed to only apply sanctions after the country's allies, including the EU, are consulted.The economic sanctions imposed on Russia serve as an expression of disagreement with the Russian annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014. However, it is not the US instrument used to make them better traded in the energy and arms industries. Sanctions were imposed not only by the United States, but also by Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the European Union and other 7 European countries outside the EU, including Ukraine itself.