The Muslim News
The Muslim News is a monthly and digital newspaper. Having established itself in February 1989, it has grown to become the largest monthly ethnic paper in the UK. It describes itself as, "The only independent monthly Muslim newspaper in the UK, that is not backed by any country, organisation or party."
The newspaper offers a platform for Muslims "to lobby and campaign" on a range of issues. 140,000 copies are distributed, many for free in mosques. Its website (www.muslimnews.co.uk) received 1.5 million hits a month.
The current editor of The Muslim News is Ahmed Versi, who volunteers full-time to run the paper. Ahmed Versi is an established lobby journalist of three years.
The Muslim News Awards for Excellence
The Muslim News established these awards to recognise the achievements of Muslims, which often go under the radar. In 2014 the awards were in their 12th year. In a letter to The Muslim News, Prime Minister David Cameron, who attended the awards, said:
- "Now in its 12th year these prestigious awards showcase the incredible talent in our vibrant Muslim community."
Awards and nominations
- Jørgen Nielsen; Samim Akgönül; Ahmet Alibašić; Egdunas Racius (19 September 2013). Yearbook of Muslims in Europe. BRILL. p. 699. ISBN 978-90-04-25586-9. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
- The Muslim News.
- Sophie Gilliat-Ray Muslims in Britain: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press, 2010, p. 237.
- "British Muslim Awards 2015 finalists unveiled". Asian Image. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
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