Posts in Media Monitor
Reza Aslan, Fox News and the status Islamophobia in the media

Fox News' recent interview with Reza Aslan caused waves in the internet world as outwardly Islamophobic. Communications Intern Shaiesha Moore explores the more subtle forms of Islamophobia present in the media that often go unnoticed.

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CAIR-Chicago joins South Asian, Sikh groups to recognize anti-hate resolution

Ahmed Rehab and Rabya Khan participated in a commemoration for Illinois House Resolution 1193 which addresses hate crimes against minorities including Sikh and Muslim Americans.

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Letter to the Editor: USA Today, what's in a name?

In a recent article titled “Israel warns against Palestinian U.N. bid,” dated on November 29th, 2012, USA Today failed to administer a culturally sensitive report, which I find reprehensible by way of lazy journalism.

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Letter to the Editor: USA Today, what's in a name?

In a recent article titled “Israel warns against Palestinian U.N. bid,” dated on November 29th, 2012, USA Today failed to administer a culturally sensitive report, which I find reprehensible by way of lazy journalism.

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How the erosion of civil liberties is not just a Muslim issue

European courts have deemed American prisons to be compatible with human rights standards. Chris Hedges, in his op-ed, “What Is Happening to Muslims Will Happen to the Rest of Us,” however, tells us that this is not the case.

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“Muslim rage”: Does it really live up to its hype?

The Sep. 24 Newsweek cover image with the title “Muslim Rage” and the article associated with it by Ayaan Hirsi Ali is bigoted and stereotypical of Islam and Muslims, bringing to question Newsweek’s journalistic integrity.

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Framing Terrorism: When Word Choice Speaks Volumes

The way in which a story is told through the use of specific terminology is crucial to the impression it leaves upon its audience. For this reason, the Chicago Tribune’s recent coverage of five Cleveland men who attempted to blow up a highway bridge is problematic.

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Khandahar Massacre: Excuses and hypocrisy in media portrayal

On March 11, 2012, 17 civilian lives were lost in three homes in three different locations in Panjwai district - the villages of Alkozai and Najeeban and another settlement known locally as "Ibrahim Khan Houses." When reports first came out that this mass murder was a result of a rogue U.S. soldier, Staff Sergeant Robert Bales- everyone wanted to find out why he had done this.

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Kony 2012: How would the media report on Joseph Kony if he was Muslim?

The way in which KONY 2012 is being reported illustrates a clear bias and double standard in reporting. The crimes that Kony and the LRA have committed are acts of terror and should be labeled as such.

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