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The Finsbury Park attack shows why the media needs a better way of reporting terrorism

Far right extremism is on the rise. So why aren't journalists up to speed?

By Hussein Kesvani  

Local anger at reporters was reasonable. Photo: PA

In the aftermath of yesterday’s terror attack outside a Mosque in London, a number of reporters noted that worshippers in the local community were hostile towards the journalists who arrived to cover unfolding events. Tweeting outside the scene, BuzzFeed’s James Ball noted that many of the worshippers had “lots of mistrust for the BBC,” claiming that the news service “lied all the time.” This sentiment has held, with people continuing to criticise the national press coverage. On Facebook livestreams, worshippers outside…

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