Abdul-Rehman Malik is a London-based journalist, educator, organiser and the Director of the Insight Film Festival that encourages filmmakers to make movies about ‘faith’. Formerly a contributing editor at Q-News, a pioneering Muslim current affairs magazine, he is currently programmes manager for the Radical Middle Way, an organisation that gives young Muslims the inspiration and tools to enable positive social change, promote social justice and combat exclusion and violence. A Canadian by birth, Abdul-Rehman was a columnist on religious affairs for The Toronto Star, from 1998 to 2003. An experienced educator and activist teaching history and dramatic arts, he began working as a freelance journalist attached to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in 2001 and his radio documentary entitled “Ramadan at Ground Zero” – a look at New York’s Muslim community in the aftermath of 9/11 – was nominated for a prestigious Peabody Award.
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Exploring Belief: The Inaugural Religion & Media Festival
On March 27th the JW3 Centre in North London will be hosting the first Exploring Belief Festival, billed as “a fresh look at the way religion is reported in the media and new ways to cover the oldest stories at all”. Speakers on the day will include James Harding (former Director of BBC News and editor of The Times before that), Mark Thompson (former Director General of the BBC, now President and CEO of the New York Times), Mohit Bakaya (Commissioning Editor, BBC Radio 4), Fatima Salaria (BBC TV Commissioning Editor for Religion & Ethics) and Frank Cottrell Boyce (writer of books, screenplays and so much more). Find out more and get tickets on their website: https://www.jw3.org.uk/event/exploring-belief-inaugural-religion-and-media-festival#.WnrZ2k27KUl