'Islamophobia' in the media featured at India media ethics conference

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Earlier this month, iMediaEthics wrote about an Indian media ethics conference that focused on “ethics and social responsibility.”  iMediaEthics has since heard back from the organizers of the Nov. 29-30 conference in Bangalore — St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Science — with more information about what the conference entailed.

Mark Rasquinha from the university told iMediaEthics that 17 journalists attended the two-day conference.

“The initiative for the event was taken up by the management and the students of the Department of Mass Communication, St Josephs College,” he wrote.  The event was organized by students.  Rasquinha sent iMediEthics their report. One session focused on “:Media and Minorities”. Dr. Jensen Joseph, from the university, discussed “Islamophobia” in media reports on Muslims.

The “constant stereotyping of the Muslim community by the media” Joseph cautioned, “has only led to their alienation in the society,” the report reads.

Namrata Harish, an associate English professor from the university, discussed issues related to photojournalism ethics, and included social media verification and invasion of privacy.

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