Editor’s Letter – a new era for Media Diversified

Editor in Chief Marcus Daniel reflects on a new era for Media Diversified Media Diversified was established in 2013 to help change the conversation in the media and foreground the voices of writers of colour. Since then we’ve made a considerable impact for a small non-profit organisation. We were cited in The Guardian for campaigning… Read More

Media Diversified: Sam and Marcus in conversation

Marcus Daniel has joined Media Diversified as Editor in Chief. Founder and chairperson of Media Diversified. He talked to Samantha Asumadu about Media Diversified’s impact and its future. This is a transcript of the conversation: Marcus: Hello and welcome to Media Diversified. We’re in central London today and this is Sam, founder and chairperson of… Read More

Media Diversified enters a new era with appointment of Editor in Chief, Marcus Daniel

For immediate release: Media Diversified enters a new era with appointment of new Editor in Chief, Marcus Daniel Media Diversified, the non-profit media organisation that aims to bring voices of colour to the foreground in media, today announces the appointment of a new editor in chief, Marcus Daniel. Marcus is a longtime supporter and contributor… 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