The MAGIC project held on 25 June the first day-long training session in Spain based on the contents of the Speak Up for Diversity Toolkit, offering a variety of workshops and resources.
This session wanted to train its atendees on how islamophobia affects the media space and on inclusive representation of Muslims in the media. It was organised by the Al-Fanar Foundation, member of the MAGIC consotrium, in collaboration with the local organisation Mesa de la Islamofobia en Murcia.
Some of the topics discussed in the workshop were the concept of gender islamophobia, analysis of the media image of Muslim women in Spain, RE-actions against Islamophobic content in the media, when to act through criminal law when encountering hate speech and hate crimes, and how to counteract Islamophobia in the media. To close the training, tips and recommendations were provided in a practical exercise, where the participants role-played as writers in a media outlet.
The workshops offered during the day were given by instructors coming from a variety of backgrounds:
Pedro Rojo. Fundación Al Fanar and Observatory of Islamophobia in the Media.
Pilar Garrido. Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies, UMU.
Jawad Romaili. Lawyer, director of Romaili Lawyers.
Elisa Ebesi and Pedro Guirao. Responsibles for the REDES project (Cepaim).
Nadia Ziani Hammama. Faculty of Communication and Documentation, UMU.
Yousra Takaroumt. Journalist, La Verdad newspaper.
Paulino Ros. Journalist Onda Regional and director of the blog Islam en Murcia.