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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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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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Love Island: The Hit Show with No Diversity

It is clear that the show which gripped viewers around the UK this summer has a clear diversity issue - almost everyone was white, young and similar body type.

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Lesbian Batwoman Adds to Diversity on Screen

Diversity in representation is slowly increasing for the LGBTQ+ superhero community. Superhero comic books have portrayed LGBTQ+ couples and weddings openly, but hopefully, the recent developments might push TV and cinema adaptations to catch up with them.

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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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World Cup: Sexism, Racism and Homophobia

Racism was predicted to be the main World Cup problem because of longstanding issues in Russian soccer and other European fan bases. Instead, soccer's treatment of female media workers and fans provoked debate, many media report.

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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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