A toolkit aimed at Muslim communities and civil society actors who are struggling for a more diverse, just and inclusive society. It aims to enhance their capacity to identify Islamophobia, including gendered Islamophobia, learn new communication tools, and develop strategies to combat its manifestations in the media, in private and public spaces, and in physical and virtual spaces.
The publication has been elaborated by a Task Force led by Rizwana Hamid, Director of the Centre for Media Monitoring, that included also the journalists Lucila Rodríguez-Alarcón (director of Porcausa.org) and Andrea Olea.
Introduction: why is this material being created?
What is “Islamophobia”?
Who are the victims of Islamophobia?
The impacts of Islamophobia
Guidelines for grassroots associations and activists
Tackling Islamophobia in the media
MAGIC Analysis: Examples from the media
How to create an alternative narrative
How to react or report Islamophobia
Why is it a good idea to engage with the media?
Some general recommendations on how to address the media
Communication tools to engage the media
Campaigns and building alliances
Further information and appendix