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“Media Tools against Hate Speech” Workshop for EU NGOs

MDI is organising a workshop in London within the Media against Hate project. Civil society activists from EU combatting hate speech and promoting minority rights will explore different media tools. The trainers will particularly focus on digital media tools and platforms that can be used to support the work of those trying to counter hate speech.

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New Strategies to Counter Antisemitism in Digital Age

Giulia Dessì from MDI led an interactive working group at the No Hate Speech Movement (NHSM) seminar in Strasbourg. At the seminar, NHSM partners, young activists, and practitioners reviewed the work on combatting antisemitic hate speech and identified ways to strengthen it in the digital age.

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MDI in Perugia: China Between Traditional and Digital Media

MDI panel at the Journalism Festival in Perugia explored the impact of technology on Chinese media from the way effective political supervision – and censorship – works on social networks in the country, to the specific case of the state news agency Xinhua which highlights strong ideological continuities with the past.

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A New MDI Project Countering Hate Speech in Serbia

The Media Diversity Institute Western Balkans and the Serbian Youth Umbrella Organisation (KOMS) launched “Stop the Hate”, a new project aiming to enable young people to recognise, understand and combat online hate speech by developing meaningful and nonviolent counter-narratives. The project relies on “Tips to Counter Hate Speech on Twitter”, a guide designed by MDI.

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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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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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Serbian Journalists Visit the Guardian, BBC, Community Channel

Three Serbian journalists awarded for promoting tolerance through their work by the OSCE Mission and the Commission for Protection of Equality, visited London. MDI organised their visit to the Guardian, Community Channel, Article 19, Media Legal Defence Initiative and the BBC.

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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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