by Rehna Azim, Guardian, UK - Do British Asians think their portrayal in the UK media has changed? Four years after my original survey, I was surprised at the answers. In 2004 they were mostly angry. The participants in a survey I conducted to gauge the views of British Asians about mainstream media had much to rail against:
• Irresponsible reporting about Muslims and its adverse impact on all Asian groups;
• The poor quality of ethnic media;
• The awful Ferreiras in EastEnders.
In 2008 the general mood ranges from weariness to reflective optimism.