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Media Roundtable: Media coverage of New Zealand terror attacks


  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The gunmen killed at least 50 people during Friday prayers.

How are the media covering Islamophobia and the growing threat of white nationalist terrorists and far-right politics in the US and across the globe? We’ll also talk about Brazil’s new far-right president and Trump ally, Jair Bolsonaro’s visit to Washington.


Jason Wilson, journalist at The Guardian

Murtaza Hussain, journalist at The Intercept

Will Carless, correspondent for Reveal covering extremism

Web Resources:

The Intercept: New Zealand Suspect’s Actions Are Logical Conclusion of Calling Immigrants “Invaders”

The Guardian: Islamophobia is practically enshrined as public policy in Australia

The Washington Post: New Zealand bans military-style rifles, prime minister says days after mosque attacks that left 50 dead

The Washington Post: Trump sees a lot to like in Brazil’s unapologetically far-right, nationalist leader

CPJ: Bolsonaro is making Brazilian journalists' jobs more difficult