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"Merely" A White Supremacist: How the Media is Missing the Story of White Nationalism

We have a white nationalist terrorism problem. Why has the media been so slow to make the connections? MDI's Terrorism and the Media Expert Jean-Paul Marthoz breaks it down.

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A Peak Inside How the Brazilian Media Has Constructed and Deconstructed the Amazon's Deforestation in Five Tweets

One would think that hard statistics announcing an 88 percent increase in Amazon deforestation since June 2018 would make others take climate change seriously, as well. But in Brazil, it seems to be an occasion for Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing cabinet to crack down on hard science.

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We Are Cracking Down on Discrimination in the Press; So Why Are Trans People Still Fair Game?

Newspapers around the world are reassessing how to cover diversity, and be more inclusive. So why is it that---as far as the media is concerned--transgender people are still fair game?

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Greta Thunberg: The Climate Activist Being Vilified By the Media

Sixteen year old climate activist Greta Thunberg is getting smeared in the media for being a young woman with a message. Would it be different if she were a young man?

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Why Are Journalists Ignoring Those on the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis?

Climate change impacts indigenous and communities of color disproportionately--so where are their voices in the conversation?

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Twitter Claims Its Cracking Down On Hate Speech. But Is It Treating All Hate Speech Equally?

Until data on hate speech is available and transparent, it will be impossible to assess whether Twitter’s new policies on hate speech are effectively curbing hate speech, or all talk and no action.

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Gender Inclusivity Initiatives Like 50:50 Ignore Trans and Non-Binary Media Workers

BBC is patting itself on the back for the success of its 50:50 "gender" initiative--but is a gender initiative that defines gender as equal representation of men and women what we actually need right now?

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#DefendMediaFreedom: New Pledges Not Credible Without Action, Say Press Freedom Groups

On 9 July 2019, thirty-three press freedom and media development organizations met in London to call on all participating States to ensure the protection and safety of all journalists and media workers in compliance with their existing obligations and international standards.

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Is the Far Right's Crackdown on Gender Studies A Threat to Democracy?

One of the tenets of the far right now seems to be cracking down on gender studies programmes. But why?

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