Posts Tagged: Terrorism

Extremism is Also a White Problem

Extremism is Also a White Problem

It seems almost impossible nowadays to go online without being inundated with alarmist news and polarising headlines. In the age of fake news, this information overload can make it hard to distinguish useful discourse form intentional misinformation. With constant news coverage often comes harmful shortcuts and ready-made conclusions, especially as it pertains to crime and …

Sajda Mughal featured in Guardian Outspoken series

Sajda Mughal featured in Guardian Outspoken series

7/7 survivor and JAN Trust CEO, Sajda Mughal OBE, has been featured in The Guardian as part of their Outspoken series to mark the newspaper’s 200th birthday. Read more here or below.   After the tube she was commuting on was blown up, Mughal’s life changed for ever. A Muslim herself, she was horrified to …

Informational Images: Racial Bias in Photojournalism

Informational Images: Racial Bias in Photojournalism

Visual elements of news are crucial components of communicating information to the public. The implicit prejudices that news images convey are significant, because they perpetuate harmful stereotypes about marginalised groups.   News images as communication Effective communication requires that the audience absorb the information that it is presented with. Words can only go so far …

The Misuse of the Label “Terrorist”: How governments label people as terrorists without charging a crime of terrorism

The Misuse of the Label “Terrorist”: How governments label people as terrorists without charging a crime of terrorism

The Capitol riots in the U.S. on 6 January 2021 led to outcries from many well-intentioned citizens from both parties to label the white supremacist extremists that stormed the U.S. Capitol as terrorists. Joe Biden, the President-Elect at the time, echoed these claims dubbing the rioters “domestic terrorists”.  Indeed, White people are often not held …