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Fighting Discrimination in Russia through Tolerant and Inclusive Reporting

MDI in Russia - Stories from Four Regions


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A highly innovative course by MDI & the University of Westminster, UK.


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South Sudan People’s Voice


Dune-Voices Extends to Libya: Safety and Ethics Most Needed

"They came for us, probably to kill us. My sister and I had to escape our home through the back door, and seek protection in exile," says one the Libyan journalist attending MDI workshop and the conference in Tunis. They were part of the project dedicated to the Sahara stories by professional and citizen reporters covering Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Mali and Mauritania.


Chapel Hill Shooting: A Tale of Double-Standards?

There has been a lack of mainstream media coverage of the killing of three Muslim students in the US in the imediate aftermath of the event. That and the refusal to recognise it as a hate crime, sparked a debate about double standards of today's media and their portrayal of Muslims as terrorists, but not the victims.


“Yes, We Must”: Gender Equality in the Media by 2030

UNESCO and its partners, including the Media Diversity Institute, are determined to reach specific goals within the programme Global Alliance on Media and Gender. The Women Make News initiative (WMN) 2015 is striving to push for change thorough specific goals such as to promote an increase in female sources interviewed in the news to at least 30%.


Case PEGIDA: Media Attention for Racists

German and world media need to answer whether and how to report on political movements spreading xenophobic and racist messages. PEGIDA members associated with islamophobia and racism, attracted the attention of the media which started to report on its mass protests in Dresden and other German cities.


Five Media Mistakes over Charlie Hebdo

There are things that world media could do and could have done differently in the coverage of the Charlie Hebdo killing and the events that have followed.


CSO and the Media Working Together in Morocco

Civil society organisations' activists and journalist of Moroccan media gathered at the Media Diversity Institute workshop and worked together for three days. They researched the stories on young people and other marginalised groups whose voices are rarely heard. The results proved there is a much need for the joint work between CSOs and the Media.


Through the Sand and Road Blocks in Mali

Reporters/trainees came from all around Mali to attend a multimedia course within the preparations for the MDI online platform for Sahara, They were travelling across the sand dunes, rivers and towns, sometimes travelling for two or three days. They even witnessed a clash between Tuareg forces and pro-government militias.


MDI to partner with Chinese University

Sun Yat-Sen University from Beijing and the Media Diversity Institute are to develop a joint Inclusive Journalism and Social Harmony Programme aimed at encouraging a culture and forum among the region’s media actors, journalism educators and civil society organizations.


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.