Tag Archives: Muslims

Feb 27 2013

New research: how can social media help journalists connect to black and minority communities? (guest post)

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The UK has never been more diverse than today, with all the positives and problems that go with having lots of different cultures and communities. But is that range of interests reflected in mainstream media? Is it possible that social … Continue reading

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Jan 25 2013

It was and it was not: Identity and the power of storytelling for Muslims (Guest blog)

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Can a minority community use storytelling to create a new identity for itself instead of having its identity decided by majority culture? Polis Intern Paula Brito reports on a talk by US playwright and author Wajahat Ali and actor Riz … Continue reading

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Oct 12 2009

Religion and the new News: faith and the digital media

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I am interested in how institutions or civil society organisations can use new media technologies and practices to enhance their communications. In that sense I don’t think faith groups are different to other social bodies. So when I gave a … Continue reading

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Sep 29 2009

The Jihadist style journey from the desert to Moss Bros (guest blog)

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Terrorists love the Internet. Al Qeda is one of the Web’s most successful political organisations. So it is important that we pay attention to what the extremists say online. A research fellow working with Polis was watching as an Al … Continue reading

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Jan 23 2009

Unseen Gaza: did the media ban work?

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Channel 4′s excellent documentary on the Israeli media blockade of Gaza was on so late last night that it was probably unseen by many people. That’s a shame because Jon Snow’s Dispatches Special was an outstanding piece of media analysis.

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Apr 21 2008

The Bin Ladens: meet the family

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It is now one of the most notorious names in recent history, but the Bin Ladens are interesting for more than producing Osama, America’s No 1 Enemy. They also represent the tensions within modern Islam and especially the Saudi version … Continue reading

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Feb 8 2008

Bash the Bish: Sharia Law and Rowan Williams

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Why has Archbishop Rowan Williams chosen to open up a public debate on Sharia law? The argument has provoked the usual heated comments that arise whenever Islam hits the headlines, so he must have had a good reason to stir things … Continue reading

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Dec 13 2007

Taking on the telly: Newsnight and Policy Exchange

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Last night’s clash between Newsnight‘s Jeremy Paxman and Dean Godson, the boss of think-tank Policy Exchange was a better contest than Ricky Hatton against Merryweather. But while the TV sparks that flew were bright, they also illuminated some darker corners … Continue reading

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Nov 19 2007

Why did the police take C4 to Ofcom?

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The British broadcasting regulator Ofcom has rejected a complaint by West Midlands Police against Channel 4′s Undercover Mosque  documentary. 

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Nov 6 2007

"War On Terror"? Mind your language

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The speech by Jonathan Evans, the new boss of MI5, attracted attention mainly for its warning about the increase in the number of Britons it has identified as people who “pose a direct threat to national security and public safety … Continue reading

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