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Representation and responsibility: Film and TV writers need to acknowledge their influence and use it wisely

  Not all film and television writers claim to be trying to alleviate social injustice with their stories or use their creativity as a catalyst for social change. Some may write personal stories, or stories that are completely fictitious or … Continue reading

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Welcoming our new Ambassadors!

  We at JAN Trust are honoured to have four new ambassadors on board: actress Bhavna Limbachia, comedian Shazia Mirza, comedian Mawaan Rizwan and netball player Geva Mentor! Mawaan started his career on YouTube, where his comedy videos have been … Continue reading

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JAN Trust welcomes Tez Ilyas as Ambassador

JAN Trust is delighted to announce that Tez Ilyas has become our newest Ambassador. Tez is a celebrated stand-up comedian from Blackburn, England. With both humour and serious undertones, Ilyas is celebrated for his material exploring what life is like … Continue reading

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Empowering Mothers – A Bottom-Up Approach to Defeating Terrorism

BBC Inside Out aired a special episode on the 4th of September on the effects that recent UK terror attacks have had on us all. As the only Muslim 7/7 survivor, I was invited onto the show to tell my … Continue reading

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Muslim women we need to know in 2017

Lina Khalifeh – SheFighter The first female self-defence studio, called SheFighter, was set up in the in Jordan back in 2012 but has gained a lot of attention in the last year. The group helps to empower women to protect … Continue reading

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ITV Exposure: Forced To Marry – an exercise in Islamophobia

Early last month, ITV aired an episode called ‘Forced to Marry’ as part of their TV series called ‘Exposure’.  The episode followed two undercover reporters as they approached 56 masjid (mosques) in the UK asking whether they would agree to … Continue reading

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