IslamInSpanish has become the voice of the Muslim community in the Spanish language by being the main local point of contact for news outlets of the major Spanish-speaking television channels such as Univision, Telemundo, CNN in Spanish, BBC, and other print media such as the Houston Chronicle, Semana, and others.
Any time an incident happens related to Muslims or Islam at a local, national, or international and the media needs a statement or reaction from the Muslim community in the Spanish language IslamInSpanish is contacted and within hours we are interviewed at our new IslamInSpanish Centro Islamico, on the field, or at the respective channel’s production studios. We have a good working relationship with reporters since we understand their nature of work due to the fact that we are media producers as well.
We are living in one of the most diverse cities in the United States. In Houston, TX the population of Latinos reaches almost half ( 40%) of the overall city’s population.
We understand that tight deadlines and short meaningful soundbytes is what is requested from us when we are contacted by the media. We view our involvement with the media as a way to maintain the level of transparency and civic voice needed to maintain a close sense of educational and informational involvement of who we are and what we believe within the context of contemporary everyday events and occurrences that are of importance for our well-being and safety as citizens coexisting in the most pluralistic society in the world.