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Sensationalism in Reporting on Domestic Violence

The way that Serbian media report on gender based violence is predominantly sensationalist, reflecting wide use of gender stereotypes.There is a tendency to neglect the media ethical codex by exposing names and other explicit details from people’s private lives, mostly irrelevant to the story. Some Serbian media outlets label victims as ‘prostitutes’ or ‘lovers’.

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Freedom of Expression Principles in Law

Around 160 bloggers and nearly the same number of journalists are currently imprisoned around the world because of their work. Thompson Reuters Foundation launched a Defence Handbook for Journalists and Bloggers which aims to help protect them from threats, harassment, intimidation and imprisonment, by informing them of freedom of information principles in international law.

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EaP Media Conference on Russian Propaganda in Riga

'What is evident is that Kremlin is doing its best to win ‘hearts and minds’ not only of the Russian speaking neighbours but internationally too, through its media such as TV Russia Today. International community should avoid mistakes from the Balkan wars,' said MDI Milica Pesic at the First Eastern Partnership Media Conference in Riga.

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Nieman Reports: Why Newsroom Diversity Works

Nieman Reports published an article suggesting ‘effective strategies for making newsrooms more inclusive’. "Why Newsroom Diversity Works" proves that there is a need for having more women, ethnic and cultural minorities and others in the newsrooms.

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Apply for Journalism Diversity Fund Bursaries

Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF) is looking for people from diverse backgrounds that need help funding their journalism training. Deadline to submit applications is 8 July 2015.

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Rachel Dolezal: ‘I Identify as Black’

The case of Rachel Dolezal, former NAACP officer who is of Caucasian decent, but who had lived as a Black woman for years, is complex. That is why the media has a responsibility to acquire knowledge on issues around race and racism and to avoid being used as a stage to perform discrimination against BME populations.

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New UK Government to Vet Broadcast Media for Extremist Content

Ofcom would be given new powers to take actions against channels who broadcast extremist content. The Guardian wrote that “pre-programme vetting is such a terrible idea", while Mike Jempson of MediaWise asks who is to determine what is regarded as extremism?

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Reporting from the Sahara on Dune Voices Website

There have been more than 100 articles published on Dune Voices website and republished in many other media outlets. Covering the topics of marginalised groups and minorities in the region of the Sahara, forgotten by the mainstream media in Mali, Mauritania, Libya, Morocco and Algeria, Dune Voices has become a source of an accurate, independent and diverse reporting.

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Story of MDI in 8 Minute Film

Watch the video that pays tribute to MDI's work and its 15 years of promoting diversity in the media. The short film made by the independent film maker Rani Khanna, features MDI trainers, trainees, students and staff who contributed to the promotion of a more inclusive media with projects all around the globe.

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