Islam in the Media: Are We Getting It Right?

  • 21 Sep 2017
  • London, UK

A panel discussion organised by One World Media.

Join us for what promises to be a fascinating discussion. Panellists will consider the British media’s coverage of Islam and Muslim communities and will explore whether, in an environment of global conflict and increasing islamophobia, nuanced and fair reporting can break down prejudice.

Tarek Osman will be the moderator for this event. He is EBRD’s senior political counsellor for the Arab world and the author of “Islamism”, as well as the international bestseller “Egypt on the Brink”. He is also the author and presenter of several BBC documentary series, including “The Making of the Modern Arab World” and “Islam Divided: Sunni-Shia”.

He will be joined by:

  • Dr Myriam Francois, writer, broadcaster and academic with a focus on current affairs, the Middle East and Islam.  She is currently an international news correspondent for TRT World, and is a regular contributor to the New Statesman, The Telegraph and Middle East Eye.  She has presented a number of programmes for the BBC, including “The Muslim Pound”, and is currently a Research Associate at the Centre of Islamic Studies at SOAS University. 
  • Fatima Salaria, Commissioning Editor for Religion and Ethics at the BBC.  Her recent commissions have included the BAFTA winning “Muslims Like Us”, the recent Partition Season, including Anita Rani’s “My Family and Partition” on BBC1 and “Dangerous Borders – A Journey through India and Pakistan”.
  • Miqdaad Versi, Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain.  He is a campaigner for responsible reporting in the media and was called “the man correcting stories about Muslims” by the BBC after eliciting scores of apologies from national media outlets.  He is a regular columnist for the Guardian and the Independent.

Join us for what promises to be a fascinating discussion. Doors will open for registration at 5.15pm and coffee and tea will be served. The panel discussion will begin promptly at 6pm, followed by a drinks reception from 7.30-8.30pm.

OWM is a non-profit organisation that supports international journalism and promotes media coverage of global issues.

Admission to this discussion is free and EBRD staff members need not register. External guests will have to register online by Tuesday 19 September 2017.

EBRD Headquarters

Broadgate City of London,

1 Exchange Square,

London EC2A 2JN