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Media, faith and security

Protecting Freedom of Expression in Religious Context

Studying at Cambridge

 

Outputs and Impacts

 

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The project's outputs and impacts have taken 8 forms:

1.Reflecting the knowledge-exchange that took place during the roundtable,  a Policy Brief was developed which includes 10 Action Points for policy and media community consideration;

2.Home Office endorsement of findings to be utilised in the Government's Counter-Terrorism Strategy;

3. Media coverage reflecting broadened awareness of the issues, complexity and need for mindfulness in reporting on and engaging Muslim communities and community role models to promote multicultural tolerance in Britain;

4.  A network composed of the participants and other interested stakeholders through ongoing liaising on project issues;

5. A paper by project research association Clara Eroukhmanoff,  ’#JeSuisCharlie: a peaceful visual response to the attacks?’, submitted to peer reviewed journal;

6. A panel of four papers organized by the project team to be held at BISA in June bearing the same name as the project;

7. A website and blog bringing together Cambridge research and providing an academic podium for considered opinion on freedom of expression, media, faith and security in current contexts;

8. A novel methodological approach to provide rigour and structure to the roundtable discussion enabling real-time data processing and collection to be incorporated directly into the study.

This project is designed to open up debate on a difficult subject: A debate about freedom of expression and freedom of belief and how to balance freedoms with protections, rights with limits?

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