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Is Charlie Hebdo Mocking Aylan Kurdi or Europe?

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published a cartoon picturing a dead Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi. Many expressed their outrage calling the magazine racist and xenophobic. But there are some voices claiming Charlie Hebdo mocks Europe and its attitude and values, not refugees and Aylan Kurdi.


The Photo that Spurred Media Activism

The majority of media codes of conducts recommend not using photos whose aim is to indulge into sensationalism and voyeurism. But most of the media around the world published the photo of Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian boy, whose tragic image changed the way media report on refugees and current crisis.


MDI Supports Community Media in Serbia

Civil society could play a crucial role in the future providing alternative sources of information and contacts for journalists. At the event marking 20th anniversary of LocalPress, supported by MDI, experts from the Balkans and the rest of Europe discussed community media and current media situation in Serbia and the region.


Media in Sri Lanka: from Division to Inclusion?

Ahead of 17 August Parliamentary elections, 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.


Get the Trolls Out! MDI to Counter Anti-Semitism

The recently launched MDI project “Get the trolls out!” will counter incidents of anti-Semitic speech with arts, satire, and fact-based messages all across Europe. Young people, especially vulnerable to dangerous ignorance and indifference about anti-Semitic attitudes, will be engaged in this programme.


Operation Storm: Some Media Still in the 90's

Covering the 20th Anniversary of Operation Storm, many media outlets resembled what they were back in 90’s when they were fostering hatred, spreading propaganda and inflaming conflict in Yugoslavia. Also, none of the media who were analysed by Tamara Skrozza did not raise a question of responsibility of some leading political figures in Serbia today.


Egypt Homosexuality Debate: Luxury or Breaking a Taboo?

After same-sex marriage was legalised in the U.S., some Facebook users around the world painted their profile pictures in rainbow colours. Some of them were based in Egypt. There were also many who protested by sharing Qura’an verses and asking if debating homosexuality online is a luxury in a post-conflict society such as Egypt.


EaP Media Conference on Russian Propaganda in Riga

'What is evident is that Kremlin is doing its best to win ‘hearts and minds’ not only of the Russian speaking neighbours but internationally too, through its media such as TV Russia Today. International community should avoid mistakes from the Balkan wars,' said MDI Milica Pesic at the First Eastern Partnership Media Conference in Riga.


Reporting from the Sahara on Dune Voices Website

There have been more than 100 articles published on Dune Voices website and republished in many other media outlets. Covering the topics of marginalised groups and minorities in the region of the Sahara, forgotten by the mainstream media in Mali, Mauritania, Libya, Morocco and Algeria, Dune Voices has become a source of an accurate, independent and diverse reporting.


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.