A daily news and analysis show covering headline news about Muslims and explaining Canadian Muslim communities to a wider audience was recently launched.
Canadian Muslim News is a fifteen-minute show launched on September 9th 2021.
“We have been praised for our objective, calm reporting, while many contemporary TV news programmes have become sensationalist,” said host Katherine Bullock.
“Canadian Muslim News is amplifying news stories about Muslims, covering stories that are not usually covered in the mainstream media, and bringing Muslim perspectives to bear on issues facing Canada today.“
Past shows of Canadian Muslim News have dealt with topics such as teaching Islamic studies in a post 9/11 environment; Muslim perspectives on climate change; the human rights abuses against the Uyghur and Kashmiris, and a month long look at Canadian Muslim history from coast-to-coast during Islamic history month.
The show’s anchor, Katherine Bullock, is a well-known Canadian Muslim who is a writer, university lecturer and publisher. Her books include: Muslim Women Activists in North America: Speaking for Ourselves, and Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil: Challenging Historical and Modern Stereotypes.
The show is a division of Sound Vision Foundation, and part of its Muslim Network TV channel.
Muslim Network TV evolved out of a daily talk show, Radio Islam, on WCEV 1450 AM Chicago. Radio Islam was the only daily Muslim radio program in the United States at the time and ran for almost 20 years.
Most of its audience was not Muslim, thereby serving as a catalyst for understanding and bridgebuilding with neighbors.
The next chapter began with the launch of Muslim Network TV in 2020 that broadcasts on traditional satellite in addition to Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Roku.
It also streams live on YouTube, Facebook, and on its website: MuslimNetwork.tv.