MAGIC: National Dispatches: Mapping Muslim Women Voices and Gendered Islamophobia and Stereotypes in Media

The MAGIC (Muslim women and communities Against Gender Islamophobia in soCiety) project aims to prevent gendered islamophobia in the media in Belgium and Spain through different activities, including media monitoring. The Belgium Dispatch presents the results of the first part of the analysis of the Belgian media, operated by the Media Diversity Institute, and covers the period from May to September 2021. The three Belgian media monitored as part of this project are Le Soir, La Dernière Heure, and Het Laatste Nieuws. Three Spanish media, El País, La Razón, and ABC, are monitored by Fundación Al Fanar.


May – September 2021


October 2021 – February 2022


MAGIC (Muslim women and communities Against Gender Islamophobia in society) is a project devised to prevent gender Islamophobia in Spain and in Belgium, in particular in media outlets, and to draw lessons useful for other European countries. The project is carried out by a consortium led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) and formed by the Media Diversity Institute Global, the Collectif contre l’Islamophobie en Belgique and the Fundación Al Fanar para el Conocimiento Árabe.

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