A workshop that examines how the Press produce Islamophobic headlines and stories, examples of these and the wider political context of why such stories matter. We will also describe how inaccurate and discriminatory stories can be challenged, despite the ineffectiveness of IPSO.
Isobel Ingham-Barrow is the Head of Policy at MEND and the editor of the report ‘More than Words - Approaching a definition of Islamophobia’. Zeeshan Ali is a Media & Policy analyst at MEND and has written numerous articles reporting on relevant Islamophobic stories for the MEND website.
Anyone with an interest in fair and balanced journalism, and wishes to understand the reasons why Islamopobic headlines are produced, the political purpose they serve, and why the current Government is reluctant to introduce measures such as Leveson 2 to try and tackle such reporting