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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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Boris Johnson's Degrading Article about the Burka

All in all, the piece is filled with Islamophobic generalisations, demeaning insults, and brushes over the arguments of Muslim women. Being one of the most influential news publications in the UK, the Telegraph has a duty not to host hateful language and ideas.

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Crazy Rich Asians: An Appropriate Cast

The film, which has been described as a “contemporary Asian story”, is the first Hollywood film in 25 years to cast a predominantly Asian-American cast. The last film to have accomplished this was "Joy Luck Club" in 1993.

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Social Media Matter

The Pew Research Center published a report claiming that “roughly half of black social media users say that those platforms are personally important to them when it comes to expressing their political views".

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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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Dr Puhalo for MDI:'Salafis as Scapegoats in the Bosnian media'

After spending two months with members of the Salafi movement in Bosnia, Dr Puhalo published a detailed study “Salafis in Bosnia and Hercegovina” dedicating one part to the media portrayal of Salafis in Bosnia.

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Become a Postgraduate Student of Diversity and the Media

Aspiring students of Diversity and the Media MA can apply for the course starting in September 2018.

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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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