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  • My Today programme debut

    by Sunny
    16th August, 2006 at 3:36 pm    

    …was broadcast this morning. What messages are young Muslims hearing through the media? As you may expect, the five minute interview was reduced to a few lines (they quote me twice). Update: A related article.

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    1. Chris Stiles — on 16th August, 2006 at 5:17 pm  

      I always assumed you were born, and had grown up, here.

    2. David T — on 16th August, 2006 at 6:08 pm  

      I heard only the last line of that interview, in between my nipper asking me whether he could wear angel wings to nursery. Bum.

    3. Sunny — on 16th August, 2006 at 6:24 pm  

      I was born here but didn’t grow up here for some of my youth.

    4. Uncleji — on 16th August, 2006 at 6:30 pm  

      Its the housewives and the tantric yoga quote that got u the gig mate

    5. Uncleji — on 16th August, 2006 at 6:34 pm  

      Younger generation watching mainstream tv is necessaryly a good thing. the most popular tv programme about ethnic folk is EastEnders the everyday story of morally lax western folk

    6. Kismet Hardy — on 16th August, 2006 at 6:40 pm  

      Dunno about morally lax western folk, but after years of eastern cooking, I could tell you a thing or two about being morally laxative

      And the very idea that Eastenders is the most popular tv programme about ethnic folk has just brought on the shits again…

    7. leon — on 16th August, 2006 at 7:21 pm  

      Well, that was erm, interesting. Looks like they edited you right down on that one…

    8. Tasneem — on 16th August, 2006 at 7:52 pm  

      … “When they’re (mainstream media) trying to cover a particular community or issue they’re doing it from an outsider’s perspective”.

      That zeroes in a very crucial issue. Why and where exactly the mainstream leaves a void? And when resulting culture/tendency of tuning into the “home channels” are styled as “digital ghetto”, that’s fallacious, buddy.

    9. Old Pickler — on 16th August, 2006 at 8:11 pm  

      Nice voice, Sunny.

      morally laxative

      Can we have a running commentary?

    10. Refresh — on 16th August, 2006 at 9:09 pm  

      Rather a weak story from the BBC. Enough of an intro for all the various Asian media industry specialists.

      As for the Digital Ghetto - rather pathetic label. My wife watches Leonardo (Italian channel). Don’t ask me why, as she doesn’t understand Italian. But we have been eating some really nice Italian food lately. Yes, from recipes from some Italian Jamie Oliver or Rick Stein (only more rotund).

      As for the labelling - I saw elsewhere (Guardian I believe) where Islamic classes become labelled ‘camps’.

      Sunny - I think being a media man perhaps its worth analysing this labelling business.

    11. Sunny — on 16th August, 2006 at 9:19 pm  

      Refresh and Tasneem, you are right. I’m writing an article on this to explain in more detail what I mean and what needs to be done. I don’t particularly like the term ‘digital ghetto’ either. We need something alternative. Suggestions?

    12. Refresh — on 16th August, 2006 at 10:10 pm  

      Sunny, I had responded with robust views on how repulsive I found this Digital Ghetto label. But its disappeared into the ether. Another time perhaps

      My suggestion is Digital Choice - exercised like everyone else in green and pleasant land.

    13. DR1001 — on 16th August, 2006 at 10:10 pm  

      Global diversity tv

    14. Refresh — on 16th August, 2006 at 10:11 pm  

      If DR1001 doesn’t mind collaborating then I put forward:

      Global Choice

    15. DR1001 — on 16th August, 2006 at 10:13 pm  


      sounds good.

    16. Kulvinder — on 17th August, 2006 at 2:19 am  

      To quote TFI from the other thread

      or is it: “ooh they can’t understand ‘us’”

      Mutual incomprehension, mutual misunderstanding.

      That’s where it is at.

    17. soru — on 17th August, 2006 at 8:39 am  

      The thing about cultures that have diverse, choiceful media, in which it just so happens that everyone in culture A gets one set of daily news, and everyone in culture B gets a different set, is that it becomes possible for them to be led into a war with each other.

    18. John — on 17th August, 2006 at 2:50 pm  

      Why didn’t Sunny allow Asghar? One rule for you and another for himself?

    19. John — on 17th August, 2006 at 4:54 pm  

      Why didn’t Sunny allow Asghar to speak? Why was he interupting Asghar as I wanted to know what his answer would be.

      One rule for the people he hates/dislikes and another for himself?

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