The muslim community in Birmingham - furious over what they say is a lack of accuracy in a BBC documentary - has backed the regional media's coverage of the terror threat.
Tahir Alam, a city-based spokesman for the Muslim Council of Great Britain, praised the level-headed approach of the print and broadcast media.
Mr Alam, who said there were 150,000-plus members of the muslim community in Birmingham said: "I'd say two words - 'fair' and 'responsible' - sum up up the view.
"There is a great anger over the BBC's Panorama programme but local output has been level-headed."
He praised the community coverage of The Birmingham Post .
Print and broadcast bosses have had to wrestle with the best way to cover a range of sensitive news stories since the July 7 suicide bombs, a major terror alert in Birmingham on July 9, and the failed suicide attacks in the capital on July 21.
Dan Barton, editor of Central News in the region, said input from muslim members of staff had been invaluable.
He said the programme had stuck to its general journalistic principals.
Mr Barton added: "By law, commercial channels are regulated by Ofcom and have to take an objective line. That's one of our great strengths when it comes to covering emotive issues such as this.
"One of our difficulties, along with newspapers and other organisations, is trying to get under the skin of stories as much as we would like to."
He said a the security alerts had been high on the channel's news agenda and he would "not like to think we'd treat the muslim community any differently than we would any other group."
Carole Cole, The Birmingham Post's assistant editor (content), said the newspaper's experienced team of reporters and specialists was committed to providing the most comprehensive and best possible service for all communities across Birmingham and the region.
She said: "We'll continue to liaise with those communities to deliver a fair and balanced account of the news as it breaks and affects our readers."
A BBC spokesperson said the BBC sought to provide a properly balanced service at all times "avoiding bias and imbalance, and reflecting the diversity of its audiences at all times."
Earlier, the BBC defended a Panorama Special following complaints about the programme, which accused the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) of being "in denial" about sectarianism within the religion's communities.
The programme suggested that the MCB should provide a stronger lead and that groups affiliated to it were peddling hard-line views.
The MCB said it was writing to the BBC calling for a public apology following the programme, which received 91 complaints.
It was sending a letter to BBC director general Mark Thompson, the programme's editor Mike Robinson, director of BBC News Helen Boaden, and reporter John Ware.
The MCB spokesman said: "John Ware had a preconceived goal, which was trying to portray the MCB as being in denial, and so the programme didn't present the true facts to the viewers."
Mehboob Kantharia, former member of the MCB's Central Working Committee, accused the MCB of being unable to tackle the problem of extremism because it was in denial.
A BBC spokeswoman defended the programme, which featured an interview with the MCB's secretary general Sir Iqbal Sacranie.
She said: "The BBC has every confidence that the programme was fair and impartial."