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Belinda F. Espiritu

Belinda F. Espiritu

Belinda F. Espiritu (PhD) is an associate professor of communication at the University of the Philippines Cebu. Her research and writing interests include religion and spirituality, peace and development, audience reception studies, and new media studies. She has published articles in communication journals and independent websites such as and .

Articles Written

  • Negative media portrayal of Islam

    Negative media portrayal of Islam
    There is a current obsession in mainstream media and academic discourse pertaining to Islam and the West. This current obsession is tinged with negative signifiers with the global media’s predominantly negative portrayal of Islam and Muslims, depicting Muslims generally as violent, fanatical, bigoted, or as extremists and terrorists.
    By: Belinda F. Espiritu
    Posted: May 15, 2016
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