A Syrian refugee portrayed by populist public broadcaster Powned as sex-mad and anti-gay has won €2,500 in compensation in court.

The man, named only as Ahmed, caused an outcry in the Netherlands and on social media worldwide when he was interviewed by the current affairs show.

The court ruled Powned had been highly selective in its editing of the item. For example, Ahmed was shown to make a throat-cutting gesture when asked for his views on homosexuality. However, he then went on to say that was his personal opinion and he would respect Dutch laws. This was not included in the item.

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