Broadcaster: British Muslim TV
First Broadcast: 4th of January 2015 at 9pm
Repeat: Saturday 9th of January 2015 at 1pm
How badly does the British media cover stories about Muslims. Quite badly, many would say. So, what are we doing about it? How well equipped are we to “tackle” negative media? And is this a losing battle? Our host Fareena Alam asks all these important question to a panel of experts disucssing Muslims in media coverage.
Navid Akhtar is the Founder and CEO of Alchemiya Media, a premium, online Video-on-Demand service presenting and producing the best quality films and documentaries about the Muslim world, its culture, heritage and achievements. He is also a veteran and award-winning journalist
Dilly Hussain is the deputy editor of British Muslim news site 5Pillars. He is also a political blogger and freelance writer for a number of media outlets including the Huffington Post UK, Al Jazeera English, a columnist for the Middle East Eye, and freelance contributor for the Foreign Policy Journal and the Ceasefire Magazine.
Rahima Begum is a London based artist, activist and co-founder, director of international human rights organisation Restless Beings. She is also an influential and award-winning figure in the British Bangladeshi community. She is currently exhibiting a small collection of her art in London.