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Under Siege – Islam, War and the Media

  Media Workers Against the War will host a half day conference on Saturday 15 November in London on ‘Islam, war and the media’. The conference will involve workshops on Islamophobia, alternative media and movement, photojournalism and the war on terror and war, the crisis and the media....

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Paucity of local councillors from ethnic groups

  The 2008 survey on local election candidates by the Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre, commissioned by the Improvement and Development Agency, has found that local councillors in the UK of Asian British background comprise 0.7 per cent of the total number of local councillors with no...

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Preachers of Pluralism

David Edgar writes in Comment is Free on the dynamics of the British Muslim identity and the exploration of a Muslim lifestyle compatible with religious belief and modernity. As British Muslims mature and move beyond culturally rooted forms of religious practice to one that adapts the core tenets...

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ENGAGE presentation at the GPU

For those of you that missed the ENGAGE presentation on media awareness and political participation at the Global Peace and Unity event at the weekend, you can view it here.

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'Police are warned of Ramadan tensions during Games'

In an article in today’s Times, the paper claims that ‘specialist advice is being given to Scotland Yard on how to reduce tensions between police and Muslims during the London Olympics because of growing concerns about the Games clashing with the holy month of Ramadan’.

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