Muslims are not well represented in the media, according to the Immigrant Council of Ireland.
Islam is the fastest growing religious minority in Ireland, with more than 50,000 Muslims living here.
Muslims are also being urged to make complaints when they are negatively portrayed in the Irish media.
Raneem Salah has enjoyed living in Ireland for six years, but admits some peers have had bad experiences.
She said: “I’ve heard of people being targeted because of their faith or because they are wearing their head scarves.
“I’ve seen abuse hurled at them or their hijab being pulled off them on Dublin buses. It’s really sad.”
Raneem, a medical student at UCD says discrimination is compounded by the absence of Muslims in the media.
She said: “I think it’s really important that we put ourselves out there to give people a positive image, because people just don’t know generally about Muslims and what Islam is all about.
“So they just see what image that perpetuates to them and they associate Islam with hate or terror.”
As of the 2011 census there were 50,000 Muslims living in Ireland, that is twice the number of Presbyterians.