A large rally has taken place in a German town which has seen a sharp upspike in right-wing extremist activity. Last year, an Afghan refugee killed his former girlfriend in Kandel. That killing sparked a series of anti-immigration demonstrations.
Fifteen-year-old Mia was stabbed to death in the southwestern town of Kandel last December. Her ex-boyfriend, a refugee, has been charged with her murder, triggering a series of anti-migrant protests.
Germany's mainstream media are facing mounting criticism over the coverage of crime stories involving refugee and migrant suspects. Media analyst Kai Hafez told DW that the coverage reveals Germany's unexamined biases.
A UN special rapporteur has found a link between Brexit and a rise in racism and intolerance. The growth of racist discourse has spread to mainstream political parties, the UN said.
A refugee NGO in Italy is hoping that the country's new populist government will fail to implement the hardline immigration reforms promised during the election campaign. DW's Bernd Riegert reports from Rome.
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