Mission
opposite to the corporate-run media

EMAAN is aiming to be an alternative media platform for ordinaries  by  developing its own audience network in the community.
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Projects
Our projects reflect the needs of the community

Currently, corporate controlled media does not tell our story and we realize they probably never will (if they do, they won’t tell it well).
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Challenges
SOUTH ASIAN's  ISSUES  ARE TREATED AS A PROBLEM !

EMAAN will reflect a authentic voices on burning community issues e.g. Domestic violence, migration, child abuse, both terrorism and  Islamophobia.
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Workshops
Excited to announce a 48 hour film making challenge

Participants will make their own films with the topics during 48 hours. EMAAN mentors will be on hand to provide technical training and support if needed.
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Festivals & Cultures

EMAAN Presents The Other Side of the Flood, Film screening & poetry reading:

EMAAN and curated by poet T M Ahmed Kaysher, the event features solo performance of spoken word musical theater THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD by an award winning socialist poet, a UK and BBC Poetry Slam champion David Lee Morgan - along with selective reading by other prominent poets of the North.The event is happening on 3 February 2018 at 7 PM in Moortown Methodist Church, Leeds.

The event also features premiere screening of an EMAAN production Weaving Peace - a documentary on creating dialogue between different faiths and poetry-reading by a selection of prominent, award winning, north-based poets Julian Turner, Sai Murray, Sitara Khan, Sandra Morris, Scott Farquharson, Robert Smith, Monwara Moni, Tanvir Ratul, Eric Schelander, Ishtiaq Mir , Jamshed folad, Amina D Weston T M Ahmed Kaysher etc.
The event includes a slide show of poetic photography by Pablo Khaled.

Free entry Free dinner

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Tackling Extremism

 

 

Islamophobia

Tell MAMA supports victims of anti-Muslim hate and is a public service which also measures and monitors anti-Muslim incidents.

Counter Narrative

Imam Alyas Karmani believes,the construction of a counter narrative to violent jihad should be seen as part of a long-term strategy to combat radicalization

Online Radicalisation

Director Inspire, has said that one of our priorities is to crackdown on online radicalisation whereby Muslims are exposed to so-called radical Islamic ideas

 

Islamophobia

Leeds is still a vulnerable place which is targeted for spreading extremism internally and externally.

In the constant struggle to keep the UK safe from what's become known as 'home-grown' terrorism, Leeds is one of Britain's most vulnerable areas. The threat of terrorism is real, and that all responsible individuals and institutions must do whatever they can to work together in order to prevent violent extremism.
In fact, all the stakeholder of the modern society do not deny they have a role to play in bringing people together in an open and exploratory way; by providing safe spaces for difficult discussions; through their own research and teaching into terrorism-related matters which improves understanding.

Because of the fact that the most of the perpetrators of 7/7 were from Leeds, visible polarization took place in local community and that spurred EDL to march with an extremely violent views. These radical ideologies developed because there was no meaningful dialogue and interaction; and  there were so many incidents that went unchallenged.It is crucial to foster intellectual debates and discussion along with educating the real essence of the religions specially to target groups.In terms the need of making a safe community build on true cohesion, this is imperative to preach the genuine teaching of religion tackling all those misconceptions mainly in the area (Beeston) that has got already national focus for some unfortunate incidents in relation to extremism.