Posted by Roy Greenslade
Thursday 5 January 2012 11.05 GMT – http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2012/jan/05/islam-leveson-inquiry
An “alternative Leveson inquiry” is being set up by an Islamic TV channel in order to investigate the way in which British media report on Muslim and Islamic affairs.
The Islam Channel is planning to appoint a judge with an independent panel of assessors – just like Leveson – to carry out the inquiry.
Its springboard was a public opinion poll which found that people believe the media are responsible for “whipping up a climate of fear of Islam in the UK.”
The poll, by ComRes, was published in July, the month in which the Leveson inquiry was instituted.
According to its findings, people are twice as likely to say the media is to blame for Islamophobia (29%) than far-right groups (13%), or Muslims themselves, whether abroad (14%) or in the UK (11%).
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