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Thursday, July 27 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Covering Muslim Communities & Islam 101

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Presented by AAJA-Muslim American Task Force

Recent national events have placed immigrants and refugees in the spotlight and under fire – particularly Muslim Americans. How can we come together as journalists to transform and enhance our coverage of Muslim America? This session will cover how and why current coverage falls short, the best-practice tips on providing appropriate context and resources that stand ready to help.

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Umbreen Bhatti

Manager, KQED Lab, KQED
Umbreen Bhatti manages the KQED Lab, the San Francisco-based public media organization's in-house innovation lab. Previously, she practiced civil rights law and in 2010, co-founded islawmix to demystify the topic of Islamic law for American news consumers. Upon completing a John S... Read More →

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Faiza Patel

Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
Faiza Patel serves as co-director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program, where she specializes in issues relating to counter-terrorism, surveillance and Islamophobia. She is a frequent commentator for media outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington... Read More →
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Sana Saeed

Producer/Host, AJ+
Sana Saeed is a host and producer at AJ+ and often writes and opines on US foreign policy, religion and representations of Islam and Muslims in American media and social discourse.
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Scott Simpson

Public Advocacy Director, Muslim Advocates
Scott Simpson is the Public Advocacy Director for Muslim Advocates and a faculty member at the Howard University School of Communications. He was formerly the media and campaigns director for the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights coalition of more than 200 national civil... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Commonwealth Hall C