COMMONS

Committee takes evidence on anti-Muslim sentiments in the print media

20 February 2018

In the next evidence session for the inquiry into Hate Crime, the Committee will hear from campaigners who have raised the issue of anti-Muslim hate and sentiments in print media, and from the UK press regulators, who have responsibility for maintaining standards and investigating complaints.

Issues which the session is likely to cover include:

  • The scale and impact of anti-Muslim sentiment in the print media
  • Journalistic handling of faith and religious issues
  • National and international reactions to hate in the British print media
  • The role and effectiveness of media regulators
  • The outcomes of upheld complaints, and the impact of regulator penalties

Witnesses

Tuesday 20 February 2018, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 2.30 pm

  • The Rt Hon the Baroness Warsi of Dewsbury
  • Professor Chris Frost, Chair of the Ethics Council, National Union of Journalists

At 3.30 pm

Independent Press Standards Organisation

  • Rt Hon Sir Alan Moses, Chairman
  • Anne Lapping, Board Member
  • Nazir Afzal OBE, Member of the Complaints Committee

At 4.30 pm

  • Jonathan Heawood, Chief Executive Officer, IMPRESS

Further information

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