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Who speaks for Muslims?

A panel discussion held on 6 March 2018 (venue: The British Academy).

Muslims are regularly presented in a negative light in mainstream media, and as a result, the word terrorism has become almost synonymous with Islam. Similarly, racist hashtags are commonplace online. Social media channels do however offer a space to counter toxicity. Sharing the findings of their British Academy funded research project into the #StopIslam Twitter campaign, Elizabeth Poole and colleagues discuss how – and by who – anti-Muslim sentiment is being challenged online.

This event was part of the British Academy's season on Identities & Belonging.

Dr Eva Giraud Lecturer in Media, Communication & Culture, Keele University
Dr Elizabeth Poole Lecturer in Media Studies, Keele University
Dr Ed de Quincey Senior Lecturer, Keele University

Chair: Rabiha Hannan Co-founder of New Horizons in British Islam