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If you haven’t sunk your teeth into The Samosa yet, you’re missing out on some tasty articles.

By Richard Sudan

The Samosa website launched last year, is an online magazine and website, but with a very distinct flavour. Bringing a fresh approach to campaigning, it is proving to be a voice for British Asian communities who are vastly under-represented in the media, but who offer a wealth of talent which as of yet remains under-utilised.

Blurring the line between contemporary journalism and the ever growing world that is the blogosphere, The Samosa is fast becoming a platform for dealing with the kinds of issues important to people from south Asian communities living both here and abroad. It deals with these issues while highlighting their relevance to both black and white communities here in the UK.

With a distinct style which represents the new face of modern Britain, It is a progressive campaigning magazine that is worth checking out.

Focusing on bridging gaps between communities, The Samosa covers topics ranging from international human rights issues, to the growth of the far –right and Islamic extremism, to current affairs and popular culture.

While other websites are somewhat constricted, the Samosa is a platform for new journalistic talent, and welcomes contributions from across the political spectrum, and from all over the world, proving diversity in the media is a strength by drawing on an array of talent.

The Samosa hosts articles and commentaries from a range of writers, and embodies many different opinions but under a very liberal banner. The Samosa is as adamant to tackle bigotry and racism endemic in politics and the media, as it is to tackle the opinions of extremist groups like Islam4UK and the English Defence League. It does so in a punchy and accessible way.

Anwar Akhtar, Director of The Samosa, said: “The Samosa, part online magazine and part campaigning blog – based in London but that could be in India, Hong Kong, Manchester or Karachi – is determined to avoid being tagged with curse of ‘ethnic media project’.”

The Samosa in recognition of its progress so far has received funding from the EHRC to continue the good work. The Samosa welcomes contributions from people from all walks of life. It’s worth having a bite of the Samosa if you have not done so already.



One Response

  1. We need more projects like this that open up alternative views, stories, reports, perpectives and experiences than you find in the mainstream re culture, politics, race and the arts. Especially with some of the vitriolic abuse towards both Muslims coming from the likes of rod liddle in the spectator and telegraph, and his EDL friends. The nice thing about the samosa is that it is interested in a wide range of issues and all cultures and communities and is not scared of dealing with the difficult issues of our times.

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