Conference: Mutual Misunderstandings: Muslims and Islam in the European media, Europe in the media of Muslim majority countries

Jointly convened by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Department of Politics and International Relations and the European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, this conference on May 22 and 23 will critically reconsider the politics of representation of Muslims and Islam in European media and of Europe and the West in Muslim-majority or plurality countries. The discussion will focus on specific case studies in the EU, South East Europe, South Asia and the Arab world.

Supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation & European Research Group


Tuesday, 22 May 2007

1300 – 1400: Registration

1400- 1430: Welcome and introduction

1430- 1545: Session 1

  • Keynote address: Tariq Ramadan
  • Discussion
  • Coffee

1615 – 1815: Session 2: Media Representations of Muslims in European Countries

  • Case study Germany: Kai Hafez, Erfurt
  • Case study France: Thomas Deltombe, Yaounde
  • Case study UK: Yunas Samad, University of Bradford

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

0900 – 1130: Session 3: Media Representations of Europe in Muslim-Majority Countries

  • Chair and introduction: William Milam, Wilson Center, Washington DC
  • Case study Turkey: Andrew Finkel, Turkey
  • Case study Bosnia: Eldar Sarajlic, UNDP Bosnia
  • Case study Pakistan: Shafi Naqi Jamie, BBC Urdu
  • Case study Egypt: Hanaa Ebeid, Al Ahram Center, Cairo

1130 – 1200: Closing round-up

1200 – 1330: Speaker: Sara Joseph, Editor, Emel Magazine, 'Fear in – and fear of – the Muslim Community'

(Lunch will be served)

All Welcome