Religion and media

Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life – the media as a medium for improving religious understanding

Shenaz Bunglawala calls for the Commission to deliberate the disparity in legislative protections for groups defined by race and those defined by religion and the inevitable retort of some who claim that religion, as a ‘chosen’ trait does not merit or deserve the legal treatment prescribed to ascriptive traits.

Not easy being in the British media

PAUL STATHAM: Many Muslims in Britain have come to regard the press as an institution that consistently misrepresents their interests and paints them as unreasonable or politically extreme. Yet a growing number of Muslim organisations have started to take steps to improve Muslims’ media representation, including concerted efforts to introduce new Muslim spokespersons to the British public.