Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2010«

Migration Watch: Mythical challenges

June 22, 2010

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Much of the anti-immigration bias in mainstream media originates from right-wing 'think-tanks' like Migration Watch. The Civitas report below, written by an ex-member of Migration Watch's advisory council, sheds an interesting light on the group's (mis)use of statistics.

Are the PCC and NUJ doing enough to stop racist press?

June 21, 2010

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Given the amount of ongoing racism in the UK press, maybe it is time to remind the Press Complaints Commission and the National Union of Journalist, who ostensibly have strict rules against 'prejudicial' and 'pejorative' reporting, that they are not doing their job properly.

Terre’Blanche’s murder and the British media’s ‘race war’

June 19, 2010

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The murder of white supremacist Eugene Terre'Blanche sparked a racist hysteria in British media, which warned of "an impending race war" ahead of the 2010 World Cup.

On a mission to keep the Gypsy ‘scum’ out

June 19, 2010

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Tabloids routinely portray Travellers and Gypsies in ways that increase the locals' dislike and hatred towards them and their way of life.

Playing the Gypsy ‘race card’

June 16, 2010

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The Con-Dem coalition has started an offensive against the most marginal and disadvantaged of all Britain's minorities, Gypsies and Travellers.

Reflections on the media, immigration and the election

June 16, 2010

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A member of South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group discusses the way that politicians and sections of the media have distorted issues around asylum and immigration.

Media fuel hate crimes against Muslims

June 16, 2010

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A new study on violence against Muslims in London found that hate-crimes against them are invariably motivated by a negative view of Muslims acquired from mainstream or right-wing media reports and commentaries that portray them as 'terrorists' and 'security threats'.