We all know the media can be a force for good when responsible reporting practises are adhered to by journalists. Sadly, the Muslim community has to deal with the backlash resulting from inaccurate and sometimes biased reporting. CfMM aims to change that.
In order to empower Muslim communities to proactively engage with the media, we offer various types of training.
Muslims and Islam in the Media
Our aim is to help individuals and community organisations to reduce inaccurate and misleading information on Muslims and Islam in the media. This half-day workshop explores the narratives commonly used in reporting on Islam and Muslims, and then takes participants through the basic skills needed to make effective complaints to both print and broadcast media watchdogs. The sessions are practical with hands on experience using real examples.
Media Interview Skills
How comfortable are you in front of the mic or camera? This one day training session will give your organisation’s spokespeople the skills needed to prepare for and deliver a polished media interview. We show you how to plan your interview, communicate your main messages and respond to difficult questions. The day includes practice radio and TV interviews with feedback.
Press Release Writing Workshops
Need to get your project some positive media attention? An attention-grabbing press release is what you need! This half-day workshop will go through the main techniques for writing sharp, effective press releases that will grab journalists’ attention and get positive media coverage for your event, project or story. Includes practical workshop and feedback session.