The Agency published its third report on developments in racism, xenophobia and Antisemitism in the EU Member States. The Annual Report 2001 was presented to the public in Brussels on the 10 December 2002.
Following the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, the Agency asked its National Focal Points for a series of country reports on potential anti-Islamic reactions in the then 15 EU Member States. Key findings are summarised in a synthesis report on "Islamophobia in the EU after September 11".
The Internet has become a forum for over 300 million potential users around the world. Racist, violent and extremist organisations and groupings have been quick in learning to use this new medium and take advantage of its benefits through systematic and rational use. The Agency decided to commission research to examine both the scope and the content of home pages which call for the use of football as a platform for racist and violent activities.
This report analyses the way the mass media reports on ethnic issues, tracing the developments, the effect of media reporting and identifying positive action to combat racism and promote cultural diversity. It provides a comparative overview of media research with regard to racism and examples of good media practice on anti-racism and cultural diversity in 15 EU Member States.