Muslims in Germany: Media Portrayal and Everyday Experiences.

Policy Brief | March 2013

Political and media debates are often confined to the ‘failed integration of Muslims’, thus painting a negative picture. This Policy Brief analyses how the native and migrant populations assess the media image of Muslims, to what extent there are differences in the perceptions of these two groups and what the repercussions of the negative media image are on social cohesion. The Policy Brief provides models for actions, e.g. to increase media coverage on Muslims in their regular day-to-day lives outside of much-emphasized problem contexts. The Policy Brief is based on an in-depth analysis of data from SVR's 2012 Integration Barometer.