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Invisible Children of Algerian Terrorists

“Abd was the son of Islamist guerillas, born in the ‘maquis’. He is now 18. He doesn’t share his parents’ beliefs - in fact he has condemned them - but he is rejected everywhere he goes, he has no place in society and no future. He is suicidal,” says Zakaria Fetnaci, a young Algerian journalist, during the MDI workshop on Reporting Diversity in Algiers. Zakaria was eager to tell the story about the children of Algerian terrorists, but some of his colleagues don't agree with giving them the space in Algerian press.

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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, that will build awareness and capacity for greater social and cultural inclusion through responsible reporting on the region’s diversity.

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Human Rights: The Mass Media’s Bogeyman?

"We must ask whether the tabloids are the only media worthy of criticism. Although the tabloids reach more people, the high-brow press reaches more powerful people," writes prof. Eric Heinze for MDI. He reports from a conference held in September entitled ‘Human Rights in the UK Media: Representation and Reality’, at the University of Liverpool. Topics at this interdisciplinary event Topics ranged from terrorism to Scarlett Johansson to Tibbles the cat.

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No Country for Old Minded TV

Spain is the country where same-sex marriage has existed for almost a decade. But some Spanish media still promote discrimination against LGBT community. Since the precondition for taking part in one of the family shows on TVE1 exluded same-sex couples and one parent families, some viewers decided to start a campaign against discrimination in Spanish media. Same sex marriages are legal, according to Spanish law, since 2005.

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Changing Faces of Religion and Religion Journalists

"Two focal problems that the European media is facing in recent times are the moral panics towards immigrants from Albania, Bulgaria, and specially Rumania on the one hand; and on the other, the coverage of Islam in Europe under the globalized discourse of the ‘war on terror’," said Edmundo Bracho representing MDI at the conference about reporting religion in Europe today.

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Bollywood Stars against Sexism in the Media

One of the leading Bollywood actresses, Deepika Padukone, stood up against Times of India and widespread sexism in the media. Times of India tweeted about Padukone’s cleavage and the actress replied: “Yes, I am a woman and I have breasts and a cleavage. You got a problem”? Several Bollywood actresses started raising the issue of sexism and objectification of women in the media after India was criticised on how women are treated in its patriarchal system.

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Egypt: “What Made Her Go There?”

The UN said that more than 99% of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment, ranging from verbal harassment to rape. There have been many grassroots initiative to counter harassment, with social media being a useful tool for many women to speak up and help tackle this sensitive topic within Egyptian society.

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NUJ on Reporting LGBT

“Take care when using the word “homosexual”. Outside of scientific and clinical discourse, the word has outdated and discredited connotations of psychological disorder. The preferred terms are “LGBT”, “gay”, “bisexual”, “lesbian” and “transgender””, says NUJ in its guidelines on how to report LGBT and their issues.

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Journalists to Spend More Time with Marginalised Groups

Journalist David Tuller, author of the Media Diversity Institute’s “Reporting Diversity Guide”, teaches reporting on public health at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He frequently writes for The New York Times and for MDI website reveals some of the tips on how to report on marginalised groups and their issues.

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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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