The British media plays a pivotal role in our society, informing the masses, protecting public interest against malpractice and shaping public opinion. Thus the need for use of facts and accuracy by journalists is paramount.
However, it is a sad reality that there are numerous instances where stories aren’t always accurate or represented fairly, and there is significant negative portrayal of Islam and Muslims in the British media.
A free media is vital, but for people to retain trust and confidence in the media, they must respect and adhere to reporting objectively, fairly and accurately. For Muslims, negative portrayal directly feeds into the growing Islamophobia and therefore has real security costs for citizens of our country.
The Muslim Council of Britain has been challenging the media and taking them to account for misrepresentations of Muslims and Islam via the newly established Centre for Media Monitoring.
Below is a collection of successful challenges that we have made. A dedicated website for the Centre for Media Monitoring is coming soon – watch this space!
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