Speak up for diversity! has been produced by our project MAGIC (Muslim women and communities Against Gender Islamophobia in society). The toolkit was produced by the Collectif contre l’Islamophobie en Belgique and Fundación Al Fanar para el Conocimiento Árabe and coordinated by Media Diversity Institute.
Speak up for diversity! is a toolkit aimed at Muslim communities and civil society actors who are struggling for a more diverse, just, and inclusive society. It aims to enhance their capacity to identify Islamophobia, including gendered Islamophobia, learn new communication tools, and develop strategies to combat its manifestations in the media, in private and public spaces, and in physical and virtual spaces.
The publication has been written by a Task Force led by Rizwana Hamid, Director of the Centre for Media Monitoring, that also included the journalists Lucila Rodríguez-Alarcón (director of Porcausa.org) and Andrea Olea.
Introduction: Why is this material being created?
What is “Islamophobia”?
Who are the victims of Islamophobia?
The impacts of Islamophobia
Guidelines for grassroots associations and activists
Tackling Islamophobia in the media
MAGIC Analysis: Examples from the media
How to create an alternative narrative
How to react or report Islamophobia
Why is it a good idea to engage with the media?
Some general recommendations on how to address the media
Communication tools to engage the media
Campaigns and building alliances
Further information and appendix
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