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Reporters in Yorkshire, England give young Muslims media training to help promote positive Islamic voices

by August 10, 2017 General

Leeds City, England (IINA) – Young Muslims in Yorkshire, England toured a regional daily newspaper’s offices as part of a scheme to address the lack of positive young Islamic voices on its patch.

The Yorkshire Evening Post welcomed ambassadors from Leeds Muslim Youth Forum as part of the project. Members of the forum were involved in a media training workshop at the YEP’s Whitehall Road headquarters, led by Political Reporter Aisha Iqbal, HoldTheFrontPage news reported.

Aisha spoke to them about how they can really ‘make’ the news by being part of positive, pro-active storytelling and getting involved in journalism.

The attendees learnt how to write a good, effective press release, build contacts with journalists at the local and national level, and the dos and don’ts of reporting.

They also had a tour of the newsroom and learnt about the processes and people involved in creating a daily newspaper. Forum coordinator Aisha Rashid said: The leadership programs aim to build relations between current leaders and aspiring leaders and young people have benefitted greatly from the sessions so far.

Source: International Islamic News Agency