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Some highlights from the website this week


Contents
1.      Intro
2.      Press Releases
3.      Events
4.      Comment
5.      IHRC in Media
6.      Shop

1.       Intro

This week, the situation of the Rohingyas deteriorates even further, with reports from the ground coming in of more violence and bloodshed.  Meanwhile at IHRC, we have been making preparations for a number of informative events that will be taking place, including a film screening with Roshan Salih, and an author evening with Houria Bouteldja. You can find out about them below. Please do note them down in your diary.

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2.    Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Violence in Burma, Spread of Anti-Muslim Hatred

IHRC issued a press release warning of a third massacre against the Rohingya (12/03/2013), as a result of the spread of hatred toward the Muslim Rohingya there has now been violence against Burmese Muslims. This can only be expected when the language of hate, intolerance and demonization is spread throughout the country.

Forwarded Press Release: Jerusalem Politicians Exiled by Israeli Occupation - Demand Justice

Since the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) elections in 2006, parliamentarians from Jerusalem (including a former minister) have suffered intimidation, imprisonment and forced deportation, by the Israeli authorities.

3.    Events

Screening of ‘MI5, Spies, Intelligence gathering and the UK Muslim Community’ by Roshan Muhammad Salih

Tuesday 26 March
18:45-20:45

Roshan is an independent documentary maker and has made this documentary which looks at MI5 and spying in the Muslim Community. He shows that a lot of resources are being used for the so-called terrorism threat by the government and they are monitoring the Muslim community more than any other.  He documents the different techniques used to spy on Muslims and how everyone should be aware of this and its implications for civil liberties.

An Evening with Houria Bouteldja

Saturday 27th April 2013
18:45-20:45

Watch live on IHRC TV online at http://www.ihrc.tv and join us for a conversation with Houria Bouteldja known as the Malcolm X of France.

Houria Bouteldja is a spokesperson of the Party of the Indigenous of the Republic (PIR), which she helped found. She will be speaking about Decolonising France.

Author Evening with Victoria Brittain

Wednesday 1st May 2013
19:00-21:00

Join us for an evening with acclaimed journalist and writer Victoria Brittain who will be talking about her latest book, 'Shadow Lives'.

Shadow Lives reveals the unseen side of the '9/11 wars': their impact on the wives and families of men incarcerated in Guantanamo, or in prison or under house arrest in Britain and the US. Victoria Brittain shows how these families have been made socially invisible and a convenient scapegoat for the state in order to exercise arbitrary powers under the cover of the 'War on Terror'.

4.     Comment

Can Europeans be Rational?

Julia Suárez-Krabbe on Zabala, Dabashi, Mignolo and the importance of asking the right questions

5.    IHRC in Media

IHRC featured in the World War 4 Report

The Kashmir Media Service makes references to IHRC in a few recent articles

Curfew, strict restrictions imposed in IHK

and

Speakers seek UN role for Kashmir settlement

6.    Shop

It's 10 years since the invasion of Iraq.  Some theories of the whys and hows can be found in the following publications:

The title of which is self-explanatory
Which argues that the plan of invasion was to obliterate the state and create a client regime

This week in the UK, we had much discussion over the Royal Charter after the Leveson report.  However not much consideration has been given to the (mis)representation of minorities by the media.

Read IHRC's seminal report on the British Media and Muslim Representation

You can buy a hard copy here, or download the PDF for free here.

We also have many other titles on Islam, Muslims and the media.  Try Gunny's Perceptions of Muslims in European Writing

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