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Brazil: Can Humor Fight Hate Speech?

Internet humor, memes and manipulation got hate speech mongering right-wing fringe candidate Jair Bolsonaro elected in Brazil. Could it help fight his hateful rhetoric?

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#WalkAway: How the US Media Ignores Conservative Minorities

There is a range of political opinions among people of color in the United States. So why is the liberal media ignoring it?

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Rod Liddle's Track Record of Hate Speech

Why does the British media keep giving a platform to columnists like Rod Lidde, who propogate hate speech time and time again?

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This Year's Central Asia Human Rights Film Festival Focuses on Diversity

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan will host the 12th annual Central Asia Human Rights Film Festival this month, honoring the seventieth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights with a line up of twenty-four films exploring themes of diversity and discrimination.

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Report Back: #GlobalMILWeek

Last week, Media Diversity Institute (MDI) Executive Director Milica Pesic participated in the Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) conference in Kaunas, Lithuania, where she discussed our ongoing work countering hate speech in the media and online.

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MDI Starts New Programme in Jordan

The topics covered at the MDI workshop in Amman varied from the importance of asking questions to how to deal with cyber bullying and hate speech to debunking disinformation and propaganda and use of digital tools for storytelling. Special attention was paid to media ownership, copyright, net neutrality, and privacy.

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Grassroots Arabic Media Break Taboo on Talking Queer

Some mainstream media in MENA such as Al Jazeera, fail to adequately reflect the region’s diversity and help to perpetuate misleading narratives in Western media that paint all MENA queers as victims who – lacking any agency of their own – require outside intervention.

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Why the Media Were Right to Republish Barr’s Racism

Many media outlets reporting a story on ABC cancelling Roseanne Barr’s show, repeated and quoted her racist tweet. MDI asked experts if those media should have avoided repeating Roseanne Barr’s racism. They agreed that the answer to this question on the ethics in journalism is in the context.

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How to Report on People in Poverty

Although stories about poverty concern people who are potential audience, media organisations do not give enough attention to poverty and inequality, nor do they report sensitively about disadvantaged communities. Stereotypes, assumption and misinformation often dominate in articles on benefit frauds, or human-interest stories.

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