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Representing Islam and the Media

It is undeniable that media representation has a huge impact on society’s perceptions of minority groups. Following the Christchurch massacre, outrage was sparked on social media when UK paper the Daily Mirror chose to headline the shooter as an “Angelic Boy” while another read “Bullied Schoolboy”. We were joined by Amara Khan, law student and founder of UTS society  Students For Humanity  to talk about the consequences of misleading representation.

Students for Humanity is a student led society raising awareness about issues facing the Australian and international community with the intention to change public opinion by shedding light to these issues and mobilize students to take issues on these matters. The first event, a welcome picnic, is happening on Thursday 28th, anyone can come! Some key topics that will be discussed are refugees, asylum seekers and the Palestine conflict.

Check out their Facebook: Students for Humanity 

And Instagram @studentsforhumanityuts

 

Friday, 22nd March

 

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