This is the 2017 annual report by Tell MAMA. Tell MAMA (which stands for 'Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks') is a British organisation that offers a secure and reliable service that allows people from across England to report any form of Anti-Muslim abuse. Their annual reports are based on incidents reported on by the community.
This report specifically spends time talking about the media, and highlights key mistakes made and also offers suggestions for a more inclusive media environment. One such recommendation:
"We should not underestimate the power of public statements condemning and combating Islamophobia within the media. It is important that judges, politicians and representatives of law enforcement continue to convey a strong stance. Conversely, the inclusion in the media of mitigating statements from judges, excusing abusive and violent Islamophobic behaviour, undermines the impact of victimisation and sends the wrong message."
If you want to read the 2017 annual Tell MAMA report, you can click here, or you can scroll down to the bottom of this page and download the handbook as a pdf file.
Encountering anti-religious hate speech online can be a stressful and painful experience. There are times when you will not want to challenge the person or organisation spreading the hatred and will want to simply report them. Here are some suggestions on how to do that.
In most countries, there is some form of media regulatory body you can complain to (for example, IPSO (Independent Press Standards Organisation) in the UK). Large and more responsible media companies, like the BBC, will also have their own complaints systems and policies.
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