Thank you and Goodbye from Media Diversified

Sam Asumadu, Founder of Media Diversified, is sad to announce the closure of Media Diversified and reflects on six years of shaking the establishment media table. I’m just a little bit heartbroken to announce that after six years, Media Diversified is closing. The plan is to keep our archives up in perpetuity. We’ll also keep… Read More

It’s @WritersofColour’s birthday so here are the 10 most read articles since 2013!

It’s our 2nd birthday today and we’ve come over a bit emotional! Last week we found that we’d had over 1 million visitors to the site. This is exciting mainly because people out there are reading challenging materials, getting involved in discussions and engaging with perspectives generally not found elsewhere.     Firstly a BIG shout out… Read More

Drones: the international system of force and collusion is alive and well

by Dr Rohail Ahmad The BBC revealed on 24th October 2013 that Pakistan was fully aware of the drone attacks on its territory by America: “Secret memos show Pakistan endorsed US drone strikes”. This is a confirmation and continuation of the international system of force and collusion that is both the origin and perpetuation of the… Read More

Media agenda; race and child abuse

This Week in Islamophobia by Yasin Bangee TW; this piece will discuss the media reporting of the North Yorkshire child abuse story, with a comparison of the well publicised Oxford grooming case. Google “North Yorkshire Child Abuse” and the entry of relevance appears 5th in the results. Google “Oxford Grooming” and the predictive searches practically… Read More

Charity, Philanthropy and Media Stereotypes: Africa’s new colonialists?

by Samira Sawlani Starving children with swollen bellies and vacant gazes stare into the camera while a musical melody epitomising agony and inviting sympathy plays in the background. Sponsor a child, save a life, give clean water, cure HIV/AIDS, the list of how you can save the entity which is ‘Africa’ continues. What the gentle… Read More

Sexual Exploitation, Islam and the Media

by Amna G Riaz A few months ago I wrote ‘Is there a problem of grooming and rape in the Muslim Pakistani community?’ I argued that I was sick of grooming being framed as something inherent with British Pakistani Muslim men. I also argued that criminals should be treated as criminals, the media and politicians… Read More

#RacistVan, occupied media

‘This Week in Islamophobia’ by Yasin Bangee Fraser Nelson of the Spectator kicked off this week’s Islamophobia by publishing a fascist apologist piece: A fascist takeover of Greece? We should be so lucky. Despite many accounts of Golden Dawn’s racism, homophobia and sexism, Taki Theodoracopulos has the temerity to say, “No, Golden Dawn is not house-trained, and… Read More

Media Racism #AllWhiteFrontPages

The New Statesman’s Exclusive report: Are the media racist? To coincide with a special report on race in the British media the New Statesman magazine compiled (sadly, not so) shocking statistics which showed ethnic minorities are still largely absent from opinion pages, senior executive roles and staff jobs in the media. For context: figures published… Read More

Media Diversity #AllWhiteFrontPages

A tale of everyday lack of diversity #AllWhiteFrontPages by Samantha Asumadu After reading an article entitled: The ‘Evening Standard’ Of Whiteness in The Voice newspaper an ever present feeling of unease began to take a solid form: rage. Rodney Sealy had done a simple analysis of pictures in one edition of The Evening Standard, after… Read More