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Sixth & I

The M Word: Muslim Americans on the State of News Media

Feb 8, 2018 • 7:00 pm
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Journalist Wajahat Ali moderates a conversation with fellow journalists about the role Muslim-American writers play in the news media, the extent of biased reporting about Muslims, and the rise of fake news and sensationalism. Panelists include:

Rula Jebreal – Journalist, author, and foreign policy analyst
Mehdi Hasan – Journalist, author, and political commentator
Julia Ioffe – Staff writer at The Atlantic
Ayman Mohyeldin – Host of The Breakdown and Co-host of First Look on MSNBC
Malika Bilal – Broadcast journalist

The M Word, a series from PEN America, seeks to elevate, amplify, and celebrate Muslim voices in America. The series brings together some of the most bracing and original voices from both Muslim and non-Muslim communities in conversation on the challenges of self-identification and self-expression in today’s social and political climate. The M Word is supported by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s Building Bridges program.


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