The Image of Muslims in UK Media – stats

  • 36% of stories about British Muslims are about terrorism.
  • 22% of stories are about religious and cultural differences between Islam and British culture or the West in general
  • 11% of stories mentioned  “Islamic” extremism .
  • Indeed, 2008 was the first year in which the volume of stories about religious and cultural differences (32% of stories by 2008) overtook terrorism related stories (27% by 2008).
  • Coverage of attacks on or problems facing Muslims, on the other hand, has steadily declined as a proportion of coverage.
  • The bulk of coverage of British Muslims – around two thirds (around 70%) – focuses on Muslims as a threat (in relation to terrorism), a problem (in terms of differences in values) or both (Muslim extremism in general).

Source

Report:  “Images of Islam in the UK

Authors: Kerry Moore, Paul Mason and Justin Lewis

Cardiff University – School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

 Published on: 7th July 2008
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Basrah – Iraq’s Oil City Local Elections Numbers

Local Government (Provincial Councils) Elections were held on Saturday 20th of April in Iraq. The details and numbers are steadily emerging.

Basrah

Basrah_Province_Map

Basrah prvince, Iraq

Voter Turnout: 42%

Registered Eligible Voters: Approx. 1,600,000 Iraqis

Ballots Cast: Approx. 650,000 ballots

Candidates: 656 Candidate

Contested Seats: 35 Council Seats (1 Seat reserved for Christian quota)

Political Entities: 25 (Party and Alliance)

For Full Iraqi Election Numbers visit: http://especialview.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/iraq-2013-elections-turnout/