Newsletter nº 3 | July 2022            View this email in your browser
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Muslim Women and Communities
against Gender Islamophobia in Society

Speak up for diversity! 

MAGIC releases a new handbook aimed at Muslim communities and civil society actors who are struggling for a more diverse, just, and inclusive society.

The publication aims to enhance their capacity to identify Islamophobia, including gendered Islamophobia, learn new communication tools, and develop strategies to combat its manifestations in the media, in private and public spaces, and in physical and virtual spaces.

It's been coordinated by Fundación Al Fanar (Spain) and produced by a task force led by Rizwana Hamid, director of the Centre for Media Monitoring, that included the participation of journalists Lucila Rodríguez-Alarcón and Andrea Olea.

Trainings in Belgium and Spain

The MAGIC project started the training of Muslim communities and civil society actors who are struggling for a more diverse, just, and inclusive society in Spain and Belgium. 

In Murcia (Spain), the MAGIC project held on 25 June the first day-long training session in the country based on the contents of the Speak Up for Diversity Toolkit, offering a variety of resources. It was organised by Fundación Al Fanar.

In Belgium, Mustapha Chairi, Layla Azzouzi, and Hajib El Hajjaji, representatives of the MAGIC consortium, conducted workshops based on the contents of the Speak Up for Diversity Toolkit at locations of Brussels, Verviers, Namur, Charleroi with representatives of Muslim communities and associations working on issues related to the fight against discrimination and the promotion of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

II Bi-annual Dispatches

The lack of Muslim women’s voices and the focus on personal stories more than major themes were the main trends identified in the second period of analysis carried out by the project MAGIC during 5 months (between October 2021 and February 2022) of a selection of Belgian and Spanish newspapers.

The project’s partners in charge of this work, Media Diversity Institute in Belgium and Fundación Al Fanar in Spain, have used the methodology developed by the project to monitor journalistic discourse on Muslim communities and Muslim women in particular.

Report Diversity! now in Spanish and French

The Report Diversity! Guidelines, the publication of the MAGIC project with tips and advice to journalists and news media on how to approach the coverage of Muslim issues in Europe and particularly Muslim women, is now available in Spanish and French. 
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme under grant agreement No. 963678.
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