Media Agencies

History of ING Media Appearances, 1993-2019

Committed as it is to countering bigotry and promoting interreligious and intercultural understanding in society at large, ING values the mass media as a channel through which it can bring its message to the widest possible audience. Below is a listing of ING speakers or representatives who have appeared on the following television or radio programs from 1993 through 2014; for other appearances in those same years as well as later years of ING in the news media, go to the page ING in the News.

2014

JUNE
– Mosaic: Update on ING and Muslims in the Bay Area, KPIX, San Francisco, CA

2013

JANUARY
– About ING, Our Muslim Neighbor (radio interview)

2011

MARCH
– Discussion about Egypt, Arabic TV

2010

SEPTEMBER
– Interview, Arabic TV, San Jose, CA

2009

SEPTEMBER
– Television Interview, Midpeninsula Community Media Center, Palo Alto, CA
NOVEMBER
– ING Interview, KPIX, San Francisco, CA
– Radio Interview, KSCO Radio AM 1080, Santa Cruz, CA
DECEMBER
– Interfaith Panel on Living the Faith, KKUP 91.5 FM 1080, Santa Cruz, CA

2007

FEBRUARY
– Santa Cruz Public TV, Santa Cruz, CA

2006

MARCH
– Interview with Radio Islam, Chicago, IL
SEPTEMBER
– Channel 7 Interview, San Francisco, CA

2005

MAY
– Jaiza TV Cable Program, Fremont, CA
APRIL
– MeccaOne Radio Program, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
JULY
– Press Conference, London Bombings
– Arab-American Television Program, San Jose, CA
OCTOBER
– Comcast Television Program, San Jose, CA

2004

AUGUST
– Remembrance of 9/11 Attacks
NOVEMBER
– Idaho Public Television, Boise, ID
DECEMBER
– Arab-American Television Program, San Jose, CA
– Radio Talk Show, Clear Channel Communication, Talk 910, San Francisco, CA

2003

FEBRUARY
– “Voices” Program, Community Television of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
MARCH
– Press Conference: ING’s Response to the War in Iraq
MAY
– Arab-American Television Program, San Jose, CA

2002

JANUARY
– KQED Advisory Board Meetings and Retreats, San Francisco, CA
MAY
– Launch of the “Islam Project,” KQED, San Francisco, CA
AUGUST
– Press Conference: Remembrance of 9/11 Attacks
DECEMBER
– Media Salon, KQED, San Francisco, CA

2001

JANUARY
– KQED Advisory Board Meetings and Retreats, San Francisco, CA
– National Media Project, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Washington, DC
FEBRUARY
– Media Campaign: Eid ul-Adha
SEPTEMBER
– Media Campaign: Terrorist Attacks of 9/11
OCTOBER
– Media Campaign: Women in Solidarity Event
– 9/11 Aftermath, Public Affairs Meeting, San Jose, CA
NOVEMBER
– 9/11 Aftermath, Public Affairs Meeting, San Francisco, CA

2000

JANUARY
– KQED Advisory Board Meetings and Retreats, San Francisco, CA
– Media Campaign: Eid ul-Fitr
APRIL
– African Muslims in the Americas, Zaytuna Conference, Berkeley, CA
AUGUST
– Meeting on the Need for New Programming About Bay Area’s Diversity, KQED, San Francisco, CA
OCTOBER
– Media Campaign: Ramadan
DECEMBER
– Media Campaign: Eid ul-Fitr

1999

JANUARY
– KQED Advisory Board Meetings and Retreats, San Francisco, CA
– Media Campaign: Eid ul-Fitr
FEBRUARY
– Seminar on Iran’s 20th Anniversary, Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, Oakland, CA
MARCH
– Media Campaign: Hajj and Eid ul-Adha
– Media Campaign: Station Ids for television
– Religion in the Media, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
APRIL
– Media Campaign: Islamic New Year 1420
– KQED and PBS Sponsored Forum: Islam in America: Beyond the Stereotype, Meeting on Films Related to Muslims and Arabs with KQED Programming Editors, Santa Clara, CA
MAY
– KQED Producers Meeting, Jack Shaheen’s documentary on stereotyping of Arabs and Muslims, San Francisco, CA
– KQED Pledge Drive to Increase Muslim and Arab Membership, San Francisco, CA
– San Jose Mercury News Meeting with Executives and Editors, San Jose, CA
JULY
– San Francisco Chronicle Foreign Editor Meeting, San Francisco, CA
SEPTEMBER
– KQED Meeting, Jack Shaheen’s documentary on stereotyping of Arabs and Muslims, San Francisco, CA
NOVEMBER
– Media Campaign: Ramadan
DECEMBER
– Media Campaign: Y2K Coverage of Islam in the Media

1998

JANUARY
– KQED Advisory Board Meetings and Retreats, San Francisco, CA
– Media Campaign: Eid ul-Fitr
MARCH
– Media Campaign: Hajj and Eid ul-Adha
APRIL
– San Jose Mercury News Editors Meeting, San Jose, CA
MAY
– San Jose Mercury News Perspectives Editor Meeting, San Jose, CA
– Media Campaign: “Palestinians: 50 years of Occupation,” First Annual Bay Area Al-Quds Conference
JUNE
– Media Campaign: Islamic New Year 1419
AUGUST
– Media Campaign: Bombing of US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania
– Media Campaign: US Bombing of Facilities in Sudan and Afghanistan
– San Francisco Examiner Meetings, San Francisco, CA
– Letter-writing Campaign: Mercury News handling of foreign news
NOVEMBER
– Media Campaign: Calendar of Important Islamic Dates
DECEMBER
– Media Campaign: Ramadan
– Media Campaign: Bombing of Iraq

1997

JANUARY
– ING Director appointed to KQED Advisory Panel
– Media Campaign: Ramadan
FEBRUARY 
– Media Campaign: Eid ul-Fitr
APRIL
– Media Campaign: Hajj and Eid ul-Adha
– KQED airs “Islam in America”
MAY
– Media Campaign: Islamic New Year
– Media Campaign: Local Relief Efforts Following the Earthquake in Iran
– Orientation on American Muslims, SF Public Affairs Directors, KQED, San Francisco, CA
SEPTEMBER
– KQED airs six-part series on “Living Islam”
– San Francisco Chronicle Meeting, San Francisco, CA
– Media Campaign: Calendar of Important Islamic Dates
– Media Campaign: Recent Bomb Attacks in Jerusalem
OCTOBER
– Religion in the Media, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
NOVEMBER
– Media Campaign: Ramadan

1996

JANUARY
– Media Campaign: Ramadan
– KGO-TV (Channel 7) Meeting with Public Affairs Director, San Francisco, CA
– KNTV (Channel 11) News Director Meeting, San Jose, CA
– Utilizing the Media to Educate About Islam, Muslim Student Association (MSA), UC Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
FEBRUARY
– Media Campaign: Eid ul-Fitr
MARCH
– Media Campaign: “Executive Decision”: Movie Stereotypes Islam and Muslims
– Press Release: Imam W. D. Muhammed Visits the San Francisco Bay Area
– Press Release: NBA Suspension of Denver Nuggets Player, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
– Press Release: Terminology and Context of Coverage Relating to Bombing Attacks in Israel
APRIL
– Media Campaign: Hajj/Eid ul-Adha
JUNE
– Press Release: Terminology and Context of Coverage Relating to the Bombing Attack in Saudi Arabia
JULY
– Press Release: Terminology and Context of Coverage Relating to the Crash of TWA Flight 800
OCTOBER
– Press Release: 1997 Calendar of Muslim Holidays
– Press Release: Election 1996: American Muslims Support Bill Clinton, United Muslims of America

1995

JANUARY
– Media Campaign: Ramadan
– Muslims in the Media, KPIX-TV (Channel 5), San Francisco, CA
FEBRUARY
– Media Campaign: Eid ul-Fitr
APRIL
– Media Campaign: Oklahoma Bombing
– Press Release: Condemnation of Oklahoma City Bombing
– Press Release: Restraint in Media Coverage and Impact on Muslim Community
– Community Response to Media Coverage of Bombing, ING, San Jose, CA
MAY
– San Francisco Chronicle Meeting, San Francisco, CA
– KNTV-TV (Channel 11) Meeting, San Jose, CA
– Shadow Newswire Service Meeting
– KCBS Radio Meeting, San Francisco, CA
– KGO Radio Meeting, San Francisco, CA
– KGO-TV (Channel 7) Meeting, San Francisco, CA
– Media Campaign: Hajj and Eid ul-Adha
JUNE
– KRON-TV (Channel 4) Meeting, San Francisco, CA
– Alameda Group Papers Meeting, Alameda, CA
– Lesher Group Papers Meeting, San Francisco, CA
– KTVU (Channel 2) Meeting, San Francisco, CA
– Fremont Argus Meeting, Fremont, CA
– Media coverage of Islam and Muslims, SF Public Affairs Directors, San Francisco, CA
JULY
– National Media Outlets and Muslims Meetings on Media Coverage About the Oklahoma Bombing, New York City and Washington, DC (set up by ING involving national Islamic organizations)
– AP Wire Service Meetings, New York, NY
– New York Times (NYT) Meetings, New York, NY
– CBS Network Meetings, New York, NY
– ABC Network Meetings, New York, NY
– NBC Network Meetings, New York, NY
– NPR News Meetings, Washington, DC
– Reuters Wire Service Meetings, Washington, DC
– Media coverage of Islam and Muslims, KRON-TV (Channel 4), San Francisco, CA
– Media coverage of Islam and Muslims, SF Public Affairs Directors, San Francisco, CA
– Press Release: Muslims Condemn Limited UN Action in Bosnia and Call for US Unilateral Lifting of the Arms Embargo
AUGUST
– KPIX-TV (Channel 5) Meeting, San Francisco, CA
– San Mateo Times Meeting, San Mateo, CA
SEPTEMBER
– ABC Radio Meetings, New York City, NY
– Wall Street Journal Meetings, New York City, NY
– TIME Magazine Meetings, New York City, NY
– NBC Network News Meetings, New York City, NY
– US News and World Report Meetings, New York City, NY
– New York Times (NYT) Meetings, New York City, NY
– Newsweek Magazine Meetings, New York City, NY
– Washington Post Meetings, Washington, DC
OCTOBER
– Press Release: Terminology and Context of Coverage Relating to the Conviction of Sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman
NOVEMBER
– Orientation on American Muslims, Lesher Group Papers, San Francisco, CA

1994

FEBRUARY
– Media Campaign: Ramadan and Islamic Holidays, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
MARCH
– Media Campaign: Eid ul-Fitr
– San Jose Mercury News Meetings, San Jose, CA
– San Jose Mercury News Meeting with Foreign Editor, San Jose, CA
– San Francisco Chronicle Meetings, San Francisco, CA
– Press Release: Eid ul-Fitr for Bosnian Refugees
– Press Release: Terminology and Context of Coverage Relating to the Hebron Massacre
APRIL
– Palestinian-Israeli Conflict vis-a-vis Oslo Accords; San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, CA
– Media Campaign: Third Bosnia Rally
– San Jose Mercury News Meeting with Religion Editor, San Jose, CA
MAY
– Media Campaign: Hajj and Eid ul-Adha
– Palestinian-Israeli Conflict vis-a-vis Oslo Accords; SJ Mercury News, San Jose, CA
– Palestinian-Israeli Conflict vis-a-vis Oslo Accords; SF Chronicle News, San Francisco, CA
JUNE
– Media Activism Workshop for Muslims, Washington DC
JULY
– Media Campaign: New Schwarzenegger Movie “True Lies” Stereotypes Muslims
AUGUST
– Press Release: Bay Area Muslims’ Positions on the Cairo Population Conference Proposed Action Programs
OCTOBER
– Press Release: Terminology and Context of Coverage Relating to the”Israeli Soldier Abduction”
NOVEMBER
– KRON-TV (Channel 4) Station Manager Meeting, San Francisco, CA
DECEMBER
– San Francisco Chronicle Editorials Editor Meeting, San Francisco, CA
– Press Release: ISNA West Zone Conference

1993

FEBRUARY
– ING was founded, originally under the name “Bay Area Media Watch.” The central goal was to monitor and react to biased media coverage relating to Islam and Muslims.
– Telephone Call-in Network developed in the San Francisco Bay Area to react to media coverage by initiating a call-in network of activists who contacted reporters and editors protesting biased coverage relating to Islam and Muslims.
APRIL
– Media Campaign: First Bosnia Rally, San Francisco, CA (involved several Bay Area Islamic Centers with 1,500 participating; dozens of news media outlets covered the rally, leading to numerous interviews and news articles)
MAY
– “Bay Area Media Watch” kickoff and training for Muslim activists to expand the Telephone Call-in Network, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
SEPTEMBER
– Media Campaign: Second Bosnia Rally, San Francisco, CA
– “Bay Area Media Watch” changed to Islamic Networks Group (mission evolves from reacting to the media to being proactive by educating the media and other public institutions about Islam and Muslim culture)
– San Francisco Chronicle Meeting, San Francisco, CA
– San Francisco Examiner Meeting, San Francisco, CA
OCTOBER
– KPIX-TV (Channel 5) Station Manager Meeting, San Francisco, CA
– Orientation on American Muslims, KPIX-TV, San Francisco, CA