Ensuring 2021 is a year of progress

Broadcasters, indies and filmmakers will have to stick their heads above the parapet and understand the power they hold, says Safi Ideas chief Wa’qaar Mirza
There are many things we all want to leave in 2020: lockdowns, restrictions, isolation, loneliness and of course, Coronavirus.
But another issue that came to the fore once again this year has been racism, and this is an issue that needs to be constantly readdressed.
We’ve seen loud discussions emerging surrounding race and racism, fuelled by figureheads across the world who have openly expressed or failed to condemn racist ideologies, opening the platform for bigoted, racist views and opinions to flow through the media.
Racism became an accepted norm, with communities eventually reaching a tipping point as the Black Lives Matter movement unfolded.

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