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London Attack: Have Some Media Overreacted?

The question is whether some journalists, reporting on the recent attack in London, reinforced prejudices and stereotypes. Professional media and reporters need to ask themselves how essential it is to mention the attacker’s religion, mental health or place of birth.

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“Media Tools against Hate Speech” Workshop for EU NGOs

MDI is organising a workshop for civil society organisations combatting hate speech and promoting minority rights. Within the Media against Hate project, 15 activists from EU countries will meet at the event in London on 22–26 May 2017 to explore different media tools that can be used in countering hate speech.

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MDI Panellists Debate China at the Journalism Festival in Perugia

MDI Executive Director Milica Pesic and three panellists will debate the efforts by some traditional media in China to ‘voice the citizens’ and take more responsibility towards the public. The panel, organised by MDI, will take place on 5 April 2017 at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy.

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Journalism and Community Engagement Under Trump

Walking with my suitcase across people cheering for the rights of refugees and Muslims to arrive in their country felt as a spark of hope in a time of rising intolerance. As I later understood, this was the first visible sign of civil society waking up after a long sleep. MDI project manager met those striving for community dialogue in the U.S.

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MA Students' Films about Diversity and Inclusion

Learning not only practical skills such as camerawork and editing, but also how to report diversity through documentaries, MA Diversity and the Media students at the University of Westminster produced and screened five short films covering a wide range of topics.

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Dune Voices Journalists Develop their Multimedia Reporting Skills

At the gathering in Tunis 19 Dune Voices journalists and editors discussed story ideas such as those about the forgotten schools in Gafsa, shocking testemonies of oil companies environmental damages in the Sahara and about a poverty-stricken family living in the mountains of Kasserine on the Algerian-Tunisian border.

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MDI Launches the Guide on How to Counter Hate Speech on Twitter

The Media Diversity Institute published the guide on how to counter hate speech on Twitter. In a collaboration with Twitter and within its project Get the Trolls Out, MDI launched the guide in 4 languages.

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MDI Brings Leading Chinese Professors to the UK

Two leading professors from the prominent Sun Yat-Sen University in China visited several British universities that have modules on gender and the media. Dr Haiyan Wang and Dr Zhijin Zhong introduced their ideas of developing new courses on diversity and media. Dr Zhong praised "MDI for doing important and valuable work in promoting equality of people with diverse background".

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Dune Voices Success at the Anna Lindh Award Ceremony

Maimouna Saleck won the Anna Lindh Mediterranean Journalist Award, for her story on traditional religious schools ‘mahadhras’in Mauritania, published on the Dune Voices website. Dune Voices is about raising awareness of issues from the heart of the Sahara, often forgotten and ignored.

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Media in Sri Lanka: from Division to Inclusion?

MDI team visited Sri Lanka where two different ethnic and religious narratives still exist and women are nowhere to be seen in the newsrooms. The island remains heavily divided and except from the English language media, no other newsrooms have Sinhalese and Tamil journalists working together.

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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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