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Fighting Discrimination in Russia through Tolerant and Inclusive Reporting

MDI in Russia - Stories from Four Regions


MA Diversity and the Media - Apply Now

A highly innovative course by MDI & the University of Westminster, UK.


Call for Experts to Join Media4change

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Reporting Ethnicity & Religion Study


South Sudan People’s Voice


2+2=5? or The Misleading Media

After UCL published its latest study on the economic impact of migration to Britain, some of the tabloids and conservative press twisted the findings and turned them from positive into negative ones. That is the reason for the different titles in the UK press: "EU migrants pay MORE tax to government than they receive in benefits” or “Immigration from outside Europe ‘cost £120 billion’”.


From Newsroom Diversity to News Diversity

‘Why is the religion of George Clooney’s wife important to the media?’ ‘Why do the British media see all Muslims as terrorists?’ ‘Why is diversity so often a dividing instead of unifying factor?’ These were some of the questions posed by journalism students from five Lebanese universities who attended a ‘Reporting Religion’ workshop in Beirut conducted by MDI trainers.


Fear Ebola, Fear Xenophobia in the Media

Since its outbreak, Ebola became a source of sensationalist headlines for many media outlets all over the world, particularly in the US. Bias and inaccuracy followed frequently the coverage of this deadly virus. There is a lot of criticism that the coverage on Ebola is being forged with paranoia, racism and xenophobia.


US Media Letting Down the Hispanics

“Conservative media's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 - October 15 included smearing migrant children as conveyors of disease, accusing the Mexican president of encouraging illegal immigration, and mocking MSNBC host Jose Diaz-Balart for conducting a bilingual interview,” says Media Matters for America in its report.


Sexism, Threats and Video Games

Denouncing sexism and criticising the stereotypical ways women are represented in video games, Anita Sarkeesian started her project and soon after started receiving threats. She claims that 'the harassment is becoming more intense towards women and other marginalized communities, and it seems to be happening more to women in male-dominated fields'.


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.


Media Enabled Musketeers

"My name is Jon Novick. I’m 22 years old, and I am a dwarf,” says the author of the short film that has become a Youtube sensation. Novick’s film chronicles the backlash he receives daily for his disability. He is a part of Media Enabled Musketeers project.


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.