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01 December 2014

Media - Contents

Published research on the Media’s coverage of Islam and Muslims. This post lists and links to all the other posts on this subject

"Islamophobia" in the Media - The Missing Pieces
Written evidence submitted to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Islamophobia By Islam Surveyed, December 2013.

Pointing the Finger: Islam and Muslims in the British Media
Edited by Julian Petley and Robin Richardson. Published by Oneworld Publications 2011.
This book is a rehash of research done between May 2006 and April 2007 for the GLA and the then Mayor of London (Ken Livingstone) and in early 2008 by the Cardiff School of Journalism.

Islamophobia & the British Press
A Briefing on Islamophobia & the British Press - Sources, Basic Facts & the Wrong Questions
The Media, in particular, the British Press, is blamed for Islamophobia. It continually publishes bad news and critical comment on Islam and Muslims.

Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Hate Crime
A Review: Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Hate Crime: UK case studies 2010 - An introduction to a ten year Europe-wide research project
By Robert Lambert and Jonathan Githens-Mazer. Published by European Muslim Research Centre (EMRC), University of Exeter

Objections to the Media
Muslims often complain that the media is unfair to them. They say: (a) The mainstream media is biased, putting the worst possible light on things and even making up stories; (b) Not all Muslims are the same and the media creates a negative sterotype.
The Media is even one of the main causes of Islamophobia. Various books and studies push this idea.

Common Ground or Not
The Greater London Authority (while Ken Livingstone was mayor) published a study entitled, The search for common ground: Muslims, non-Muslims and the UK media.