The Dart Centre Europe organises bi-monthly get-togethers for our UK / Europe network. These events are by invitation only, for journalists who are fellows or who have attended a DCE retreat.
This time Hussein Kesvani will talk with us about the interactions between religious identity and technology in the context of reporting on communities.
Hussein is Europe editor at MEL magazine and writes about subcultures, identity and technology. His first book is coming out this May. “Follow me, Akhi” is a rich exploration of the unexpected online worlds of British Muslims.
The discussion will look at how trauma can manifest online, ranging from footage from war zones being shared in religious online spaces, to reporting on experiences of islamophobia. Hussein is also keen to talk about how private spaces for healing and processing can be formed online, their importance, and perhaps what we can learn from faith-based online spaces in the wider conversation around online safety for vulnerable people.
The second half of the evening is dedicated to socialising, catching up with Dart affiliated journalists and meeting new network members.
Chatham House rules apply at these events to enable sharing of experiences, which is also why we keep them relatively exclusive to our network members. They are encouraged to bring interested colleagues but we ask that they need to register them with us first.
If you are interested to find out more, please contact our DCE Program Manager Jeanny Gering - [email protected]
The event starts from 6:30pm, the talk and discussion starts at 7pm.