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Laya Matindoost

Laya Matindoost

Laya Matindoost is a PhD student at the Centre for Communication and Social Change, University of Queensland, Australia.

Articles Written

  • Media representation of Muslim youth in Australia

    Media representation of Muslim youth in Australia

    There is great contradiction between what a multicultural Australia promises its citizens – an egalitarian country that gives everyone a “fair go” irrespective of their race, religion and colour – and what the minorities and specifically Muslims face in the form of racism, discrimination, xenophobia and hostility which is prevalent both at the social and institutional level. This article provides a glimpse of marginalized “youth” who have never been heard of and provides insight into the challenges they have faced and are facing due to being a minority.

    By: Laya Matindoost
    Posted: August 16, 2015
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