Leading journalists discussed the best way to cover contentious global religious issues at a major international congress held in the capital of Jordan.
Although religious freedom is clearly guaranteed by constitutional laws, Muslim communities are still struggling to get equal rights in various countries in Europe.
Ahsan Raza from Pakistan and Prince Charles Dickson from Nigeria are two journalists who want to share with us some realities and perspectives of covering religion in their respective countries.
What is the state of religion coverage in the Arab world? In order to understand the reality of religion reporting in the Arab media, I contacted a number of journalists from Arab countries who are interested in the topic. Read about how religion is covered in Algeria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Lebanon.
A multitude of international studies show that respect for religious diversity has the greatest potential for peace and that the stories journalists tell about minority religions can make a real difference.
In its effort to promote contemporary issues in international religion reporting, members of the IARJ’s Board of Directors held several seminars in November 2012 at leading journalism and academic institutions in the US.