Groundbreaking conference with media leaders: Reporting Islam & Muslims in Britain

14th Sep 2015

Press Release: ‘Reporting Islam and Muslims in Britain’

15 September 2015: Groundbreaking Conference with Media leaders to Discuss Perceptions of British Muslims in Media.

• Editors and senior journalists from major media outlets will join cross section of Muslim community members and leaders
• Initial findings of an ongoing study analysing media reporting of Islam and Muslims in last 17 years
• Conference organized to mark 25th anniversary of The Muslim News, the UK’s oldest and largest circulation Muslim community newspaper

A ground breaking conference will be held this Tuesday organised by the UK’s oldest Muslim newspaper, The Muslim News in partnership with the Society of Editors. ‘Reporting Islam and Muslims in Britain’, will convene leaders from the media and news industry and leading members of the British Muslim community.

Chaired by Fatima Manji of Channel 4 News, the conference will also hear from:
• Lord Black of the Telegraph Media Group
• Bob Satchwell, Executive Director of the Society of Editors
• John Wellington, Managing Editor of the Mail on Sunday
• Sir Alan Moses, Chair of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO)
• Robin Elias, Managing Editor of ITV News
• James Stephenson, News Editor of BBC News
• Aaqil Ahmed, Head of Religion and Ethics at the BBC

The conference will also hear from the Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi and a range of experts who have been analysing media portrayals of Muslims in the UK.
Professor Tony McEnery, Director of the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science at Lancaster University, will present his findings on a new study carried out in conjunction with the NGO, Mend UK.
The conference will explore the reporting of Islam and Muslim from the differing perspectives of broadcast and print media and it will also explore ethics in journalism and media diversity in the UK today.
The conference is organised to mark the 25th anniversary of The Muslim News, the UK’s largest circulating and oldest Muslim newspaper.

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