British Muslims and the Media, lecture by Massoud Shadjareh – Sweden

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IHRC Chair Massoud Shadjareh will be speaking at the MMRK and ASR conference, ‘Media’s War on Terror’ on 3 October, 2009 at Bio Rio, Hornstulls strand 3, Stockholm, Sweden from 14.10 – 14.40.

He will also be participating in a talk with former Guantanmo detainee Moazzam Beg, and Asim Siddiqui from CaegPrisoners at the conference, from 14.40 – 15.30.

The full programme follows:

Media’s War on Terror

Where: Bio Rio, Hornstulls strand 3, Stockholm
When: Saturday 3 October

Welcome to assist at the event of the year, the seminar “Media’s War on Terror, arranged by the Muslim Human Rights Committee along with the National Association of Afro-Swedes. During the day we will take a closer look at Swedish media’s coverage of questions pertaining to Muslims in general and the so called War on Terror in particular. What role do Swedish media play in the legitimizing of this new war?

Program (see for updates)

12.00-13.00     Film: Breaking the Silence – Truth and Lies in the War on Terror, by John Pilger
13.10-13.40     Manufacturing Consent – Sweden prepares for ”the War against Terrorism”


Lecture by media critic Bino Ghebrehawariat

13.40-13.55-    PAUSE
13.55-14.10    Poetic Pilgrimage*
14.10-14.40     British Muslims and the Media

Lecture by Massoud Shadjareh, chair Islamic Human Rights Commission, UK

14.40-15.30     Talk with Massoud Shadjareh and Moazzam Begg and Asim Qureshi
15.30-15.45     PAUSE
15.45-17.00     Why do Swedish Media Report the Way They do about Muslims?

Panel with Mikael Olsson (SR Konflikt), Anna Dahlberg (Expressen), Niklas Ekdal (earlier at DN) and Per Gudmundsson (SvD)

17.00-17.15     PAUSE
17.15-17.40     The Malcolm X award laureate of the year is introduced and is presented with the price by Malaak Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X – El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz    Poetic Pilgrimage
18.10-19.00     DINER: MMRK and ASR invites all spectators to a free meal**
19.00-20.45     Film: Gitmo by Tarik Saleh and Erik Gandini followed by talk with Moazzam Begg and Asim Qureshi of Cageprisoners
20.45-21.00     Final address

*Poetic Pilgrimage are two London based spoken word-artists who describes themselves as ”2 female MC/Poets/Servants of ALLAH/Lovers of Life”.

** MMRK and ASR invites all spectators to a light meal free of charge. Also the adjacent café will be open all day.

We invite you as spectator to stay for the whole day or parts of it in accordance with your preference. However the 200 places will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.

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