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.
Recent blog posts
- Meaning and the Media – the Sandford St Martin Awards 2017 June 9, 2017
- Reporting Belief 2017: An appetite for engagement June 2, 2017
- Falling in love again with radio again April 24, 2017
Ofcom Public Consultation on BBC Regulation
On April 3, Ofcom became the first independent, external regulator of the BBC – and it’s now seeking public feedback before it publishes its final plan on how it will regulate the BBC’s performance.
Among its proposals is an increased target for the amount of religious programming on TV to include prime time scheduling on BBC One and Two.
If you would like to learn more about their proposals or to contribute to the Ofcom’s consultation, visit their website:
The public consultation will close on 17 July 2017.