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Media, faith and security

Protecting Freedom of Expression in Religious Context

Studying at Cambridge


Julian Hargreaves


Julian Hargreaves is a Research Associate at the Centre of Islamic Studies. His research interests include British Muslim communities, social science and statistics, as well as issues around diversity and equality. He holds a BA (Hons) in Historical Studies from Manchester Metropolitan University and a Masters (Distinction) in Criminology from Lancaster University where he is currently completing a PhD thesis on the concept of Islamophobia. Previously he worked with both musicians and lawyers. His present research for the Centre of Islamic Studies focuses on the unreported ‘everyday’ hate crimes suffered by British Muslims.

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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