With media Islamophobia in the spotlight, here’s how we avoid propagating hate

We’re advised to take steps to avoid coverage that ‘discriminates against people on the basis of, for instance, their sexual orientation, religion or race’

Kuba Shand-Baptiste
Tuesday 19 March 2019 01:45

There’s been a lot of focus on the media’s role in amplifying certain voices over others in recent years.

Last week, the devastating Christchurch attack in New Zealand reignited the conversation, with criticism directed at columnists who’ve unabashedly defended Islamophobia in print and online.

But while the Rod Liddles, Julia Hartley-Brewers and Melanie Phillips’ of the world were (rightfully, in my opinion) taken to task over what many saw as their role in stoking tensions, some chose to call attention to editors responsible for letting these articles see the light of day.

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