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Muslims seek change in their Hollywood story PDF Print

hollywoodPublished: 15 February 2011

Region: USA & Worldwide

After years of watching Muslims portrayed as terrorists in mainstream TV and movies, an advocacy group hopes to change that image by grooming a crop of aspiring Muslim screenwriters who can bring their stories - and perspective – to Hollywood. The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) is hosting a series of workshops taught by Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated veterans over the next month, an initiative that builds on the group's outreach for a more representative picture of Muslim-Americans on the screen.

MDI’s DEBATE: Sacking of Sky Sports Commentator raises issue of sexism in sports coverage PDF Print

Published: 27 January 2011

Country: UK

adnyGThe recent sacking of Sky’s football commentator Andy Gray for 'unacceptable and offensive behaviour' related to sexist comments that he made, has raised once again the issue of sexism in the male dominated world of sport and its media coverage.

Death threats issued against video project participant in Malaysia PDF Print

Published: 5 January 2011azwan

Country: Malaysia

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) views with great concern the death threats against Azwan Ismail, a participant of the video project, “It Gets Better in Malaysia”. According to the project’s coordinators from Seksualiti Merdeka, the videos were made “in response to accounts of suicides and attempted suicides by LGBT teenagers and adults”. They were intended to give hope to those who may be overwhelmed by feelings of loneliness, fear or hopelessness, telling them that “it gets better”.

Morocco eyes gender equality in media PDF Print

gendermoroccoPosted: 23 December 2010

Country: Morocco

Recently released statistics revealed a deep gender gap in Moroccan journalism.  

Moroccan women are acutely underrepresented in the media sector, according to a recent report by National Moroccan Press Syndicate (SNPM), data show that women constitute just 26% of journalists in the country.

British Muslims look to public relations to engage PDF Print

remonaalyPosted: 16 December 2010

Region:  UK & Worldwide 

“Britain is at the forefront of Europe in its flourishing diversity and this is an opportunity for the multiple British communities to come together in dialogue and harmony.” - Remona Aly  

British Muslim women tackling stereotypes head on PDF Print

szjPosted: 24 November 2010

Location: UK & Worldwide

Written by Shelina Zahra Janmohamed (for CGNews)

When it comes to discussing British Muslim women, you’d be forgiven for thinking that we lead a one-dimensional lifestyle: the niqab (face veil)-and-nothing-but-the-niqab. The image of long draping black cloaks and sad-looking eyes comes to mind, and it is part of the discourse of defining Muslim women entirely by what they wear.


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