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Islam and Western Mainstream Media

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SHAFAQNA- Mainstream media demonise Muslims and Islam on a daily basis, with some studies claiming that an average of around eight headlines per day per newspaper vilify Muslims in one way or another. A Channel 4 Survey in 2013 confirmed…

Indian editor arrested for fake news on Muslims attacking a monk

SHAFAQNA - Indian police have arrested the editor of a website for publishing a fake report that Muslims had attacked a monk from the Jain faith, officials said Friday. Mahesh Vikram Hegde was arrested in southern Karnataka state on Thursday…

Palestinian journalists call for media boycott of US VP’s regional visit

SHAFAQNA - The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS) and the Forum of Palestinian Journalists (FPJ) have called on the media to boycott US vice president Mike Pence’s regional visit in protest at Washington’s position on Occupied Al-Quds…

Media propaganda and political maneuvering against Iran - shaping lies as realities

SHAFAQNA - “Free speech, exercised both individually and through a free press, is a necessity in any country where people are themselves free.” - Theodore Roosevelt Enshrined in British law in both Articles 10 and 11 of the Human Rights…

Rights group decries media blackout in Yemen - The architecture of a genocide

SHAFAQNA - If Saudi Arabia’s war has already proven to be aberrantly cruel in nature, and illegal in its execution, it is Riyadh’s ability to silence still all media that has proven most despicable. If we bear in mind that most of our…

Islamic propagation in the age of new media

SHAFAQNA - This article will argue that new media creates more of an opportunity for Islamic communities to carry out propagation through more than what is known as traditional media. Firstly, it will shed light on traditional media and…

UK Muslims still suffer media bias

SHAFAQNA - The “inaccurate and misleading” depictions of Muslims and Islam in some British newspapers has fueled hostility, a senior official from the Muslim Council of Britain has told Shafaqna. Miqdaad Versi, assistant secretary general…

Media should end hate promotion for a profit

SHAFAQNA - Hateful words can have hateful consequences. Experts have repeatedly warned that the drip-drip of negative stories in the UK press about migrants, Muslims and other groups has fuelled hate crime on our streets. The situation has…

Western Aggression Backed by Western Media

SHAFAQNA- By Global Research News The Western allies never run dry of resources to support their global war of terror and aggression, ostensibly an integral part of their foreign policy. They dynamically legislate laws lest the people awaken.…

How Fake News Drives Public Opinion About Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Images on social media play an important role in constructing fake news and driving the narratives that fulfil political agendas. Misinformation about Muslims — including refugees, immigrants and ordinary citizens — has…

INTERVIEW - Dr Marcus Papadopoulos: "Radicalism is bringing about change in society through changing the foundation of society itself."

SHAFAQNA - Dr Marcus Papadopoulos is the Publisher and Editor of Politics First magazine and an expert on Russia.  He earned his BA, in Law and Modern History, from London Guildhall University, his MA, in Modern History, from Royal Holloway,…

Ahmos Hassan Launches Muslim-Focused Production Company Chariot Entertainment

SHAFAQNA - The banner aims to develop and finance projects that feature Muslims in a “positive but not flawless light” “A Muslim and a Jew walk into a restaurant” sounds like the setup for a hacky joke, but for Ahmos Hassan and David…

How Mass Media Labels are Feeding into the Shia/Alawi Syrian Genocide

SHAFAQNA - Reducing minorities to “government supporters” is one of the primary drivers enabling the sectarian Syrian genocide of both Shias and Alawis. “The evacuation deal, brokered by Qatar and Iran, sees thousands of government…

Former AFP photographer released in Bahrain, agency says

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini authorities released a former Agence France-Presse photographer on Thursday after holding him for more than 24 hours because of his work for AFP, the French news agency reported. Mohammed Al-Shaikh, a prize-winning local…

Why Hollywood is to blame for Islamophobia in America - Muslim Vibe

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SHAFAQNA - “Hollywood was a place that we were allowed to watch, but not allowed to be a part of. That’s just the way it was.” It was interesting to see that American filmmakers were intent on creating a movie about the 2013 Boston…

Censorship against Shia media in Egypt

SHAFAQNA - On Oct. 10, Egyptian newspapers quoted Sabri as saying, “It is unacceptable and unreasonable to have a media platform in Egypt promoting Shiite ideology. Egypt is an Islamic state and the main source of legislation is Sharia under…

Turkish government closes two Shia TV stations

SHAFAQNA - The Turkish government has ordered the closure of 2 Shia television stations for what is said is “spreading propaganda against the government”. The On4TV and Kanal12 were closed under a law related to restricting activities…

British newspaper and Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA - British newspapers have been accused of publishing a “consistent stream” of inaccurate stories about Muslims, after national titles were forced to make corrections over inaccurate reporting more than 20 times in recent months. Miqdaad…

An obituary of The New York Times

SHAFAQNA  - Working with the government to suppress stories, covering up election fraud in the ruling party and ruthlessly campaigning against the main US opposition leader, The New York Times has sentenced itself to wither away into irrelevance.…

Media Bias: London Muslims March Against ISIS Goes Unreported By Mainstream Media

SHAFAQNA - Mainstream corporate media is ruining the United States elections, and in this insightful video, Amy Goodman from Democracy Now explains why. She compares Bernie Sanders — someone who is currently making history and garnering…

Media org threatened in Palestine

SHAFAQNA - Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the main headquarters of Palestine Today TV, in the al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh District in the occupied West Bank, and shut it down. The army also kidnapped…

Media stereotypes fuel support for anti-Muslim action, new research shows

SHAFAQNA - Craig Anderson is no political scientist. But the Distinguished Professor of psychology at Iowa State University could have predicted voter support for the presidential candidates taking a strong anti-Muslim stand.  Months before…

Media playing important role in portraying Muslims as terrorists: US varsity research

SHAFAQNA- Media plays an important role in its coverage of portraying Muslims as terrorists, says a study. Exposure to news stories which are anti-Muslim in nature was driving people’s attitudes and perception that Muslims are inherently…

$42 Million From Seven Foundations Helped Fuel The Rise Of Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA - Following a six-month long investigative research project, the Center for American Progress released a 130-page report today which reveals that more than $42 million from seven foundations over the past decade have helped fan the…

UK press watchdog urged to act against media slurs on Muslims

SHAFAQNA - The UK press watchdog must start considering cases of discrimination against groups of people, after some “grossly irresponsible” coverage of Muslim issues by some media, influential lawyers and community groups say. Britain’s…

Poll: 60% Of Americans Don’t Trust The Mainstream Media

SHAFAQNA - A new poll asked over 1,000 Americans, in part, “How much trust and confidence do you have in the mass media … when it comes to reporting the news fully, accurately and fairly?” It turns out that less than half of respondents…