Islamophobia and Gender Discrimination: The Case of the Media

Islamophobia and Gender Discrimination: The Case of the Media
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Two South African journalists, Nurah Tape and Iman Rappetti, moot the problems of Islamophobic stereotyping and gender discrimination for Muslim women in the media, and suggest ways forward.  Prepared for IHRC to present at the NGO Forum at the Fourth World Conference Against Racism in South Africa in August 2001, Tape and Rappetti discuss how journalism in Westernised media is failing to uphold its own standards.

… what happens to the journalist’s or particularly, the editor’s role “to research, and diffuse every piece of information that he considers of public interest in observance of truth and with a wide accuracy of it”?

“The responsibility does not only rest on the shoulders of the journalist, but more importantly; the editor – who ultimately decides what is fed to the public.”

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