Friday, 30 November 2012

Leveson inquiry - concerns about reporting of ethnic minorities, immigrants and asylum seekers

A few quotes from the report published today:

"When assessed as a whole, the evidence of discriminatory, sensational or unbalanced reporting in relation to ethnic minorities, immigrants and/or asylum seekers, is concerning."

"[The conclusion that] Muslims, migrants, asylum seekers and gypsies/travellers ... targets of press hostility and/or xenophobia in the press, was supported by the evidence seen by the Inquiry."

"...some newspapers expressed a consistently clear view on the harm caused by migrants and/or asylum seekers (often conflating the two) and ensured that any coverage of the issue fit within that narrative."

"It is important to reiterate that the evidence was not all bad: there were many examples of titles with responsible and positive reporting on these issues, and even within the section of the press identified for criticism, there was evidence showing a complicated picture."

Judge for yourself by reading the section on ethnic minorities, immigrants and asylum seekers here