Episode
February 12, 2015

#ChapelHillShooting: A media double standard?

The Stream examines criticism over media coverage following the murders of three Muslim-Americans.
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The murder of three Muslim-Americans has sparked outrage online with accusations that the media has ignored the story because of their religion. Many pointed to the fact that had the shooter been Muslim, the act would have immediately been labeled "terrorism" and topped headlines. What do you think of the media response to the Tuesday killings in Chapel Hill and is there a double standard? We discuss at 19:30 GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Rania Khalek @RaniaKhalek
Journalist, Electronic Intifada
raniakhalek.com

Mohamad Elmasry @elmasry_mohamad
Assistant professor of Communications, University of North Alabama

Aseel el Borno
American Muslim activist

What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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