Who speaks for Muslims?
Tue 6 Mar 2018, 18:30 - 19:45
- The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
This event is part of the British Academy's season on Identities & Belonging
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.
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
Rabiha Hannan Co-founder of New Horizons in British Islam
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