It is the duty of journalists to inform and educate. But when it comes to Islam and Muslims, news outlets have far too often served to spread misinformation and perpetuate prejudice. Articles in this issue address this problem from a variety of perspectives in an attempt to pave the way for greater understanding.
The following article provides an overview of New Zealand mainstream newspapers’ coverage of Islam and Muslim nations’ issues from 2012 to February 2016. The discussion outlines “Islamic religious politics”, international politics and policies, and Western “party politics”, which are experiencing a surge in far-right ideology such as the anti-Muslim speeches of the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. These issues are discussed as they impact both the West and Muslim nations.By: Shah Nister KabirPosted: May 15, 2016 (0) Comments (0) Like
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