About this event:
Muslim communities, as well as other minorities, have been demonised by some of the print media. Statistics show that for every positive reference to Muslims in the print media, there are 21 negative references. This negative portrayal of Muslims led to an alarming increase in Islamophobic hate crimes to which the target is mostly Muslim women.
Muslim Engagement & Development (MEND) in collaboration with ITV Wales and the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) would like to invite you for journalists’ Christmas lunch to discuss what can local journalists and local communities do collectively to tackle hate and divisive rhetoric in the media.
The event will be not only an opportunity to have discussions but also an opportunity to network with the local communities’ leaders to promote ethical journalism and commend positive coverage.