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UK press watchdog urged to act against media slurs on Muslims
by Ben Flanagan
The UK press watchdog must start considering cases of discrimination against groups of people, after some "grossly irresponsible" coverage of Muslim issues by some media, influential lawyers and community groups say.
Britain's Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) does not currently have the power to pursue complaints of discrimination against groups of people, such as those of Muslim faith, if no individual is specified in an offending article.
But the Muslim Council of Britain and the UK's independent reviewer of terrorism legislation have both called for that to change, amid what some claim is slanted press coverage of Islamic issues.
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