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Fighting Discrimination in Russia through Tolerant and Inclusive Reporting

MDI in Russia - Stories from Four Regions


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South Sudan People’s Voice


(S)He Who Laughs the Last, Laughs Best

The fact that the editors of the Sun did not consider changing the 45-years long history of humiliation of women, but played a game with the audience and misleading it instead, shows their ignorance and out-of-date logic. Even more, it shows what they think of women. It is not hard to imagine that the audience will turn its back on those who dared to play a dangerous power game.


Five Media Mistakes over Charlie Hebdo

Since it has been a week after the attack and the killings in Paris, some could question the magazine’s decision to put the Prophet on its cover again. But no one can deny the right to free speech in a secular state, as no one can avoid the responsibility for the word spoken and written. Therefore, there are things that world media could do and could have done differently in the coverage of the Charlie Hebdo killing and the events that have followed.


Scholarships to Study at College of Europe

The College of Europe offers a large number of scholarships to university graduates coming from ENP countries for academic year 2015-2016. These scholarships cover academic expenses, accommodation, meals and travel costs. The countries concerned are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.


United in Diversity: Many Reasons, One Goal

Giving a voice to the voiceless in the Sahara, MDI specifically designed a multimedia course reaching out to both unskilled citizen reporters and experienced journalists. The participants, although diverse in their professions, age, regional and cultural characteristics, had a common goal – to improve reporting on their communities in Mauritania.


Transgender MP Candidate Consumed by the Press

The mainstream media coverage of the first Labour transgender parlamentary candidate Emily Brothers’ identity is controversial from a trans-perspective. For example, the Independent’s publication on Brothers’ profile is very much designed like an exposure to the public and instead of focussing on her political views and agenda, provides information on Brothers’ private life, such as her marriage to a woman and her coming out.


Rage or Race: US Media on Ferguson

After the US Grand Jury decided not to indict the police officer who shot Michael Brown, majority of the media described Ferguson as a place of riots, looting, anger and destruction. Many have criticised the media for the coverage without the context and for the stigmatisation of the black community, while some commentators focus on racism and racial inequalities.


Unwanted: Refugees & Migrants in the Maghreb

‘Welcome, Ebola and AIDS’ and ‘Africans create their Republic’ – these are just some of the headlines in the Algerian media about refugees and migrants. The participants at the roundtable debate on ‘Media Coverage of Refugees in the Maghreb’ organized by MDI in Algiers, concluded that most of the media use the generalisations and stereotypes when reporting on the issue.


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.


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.