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Dune Voices Journalists Develop their Multimedia Reporting Skills

19 Dune Voices journalists met the editors and coordinators of this multimedia platform. At the gathering in Tunis they discussed story ideas such as those about the forgotten schools in Gafsa, south of Tunis, that lack the simplest of education equipment, shocking testemonies of oil companies environmental damages in the Sahara and about a poverty-stricken family living in the mountains of Kasserine on the Algerian-Tunisian border.

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Unique MA Diversity and the Media Combines Theory and Practice

The number of students attending the MA in Diversity and the Media in 2016/17 at the Westminster University has tripled. Twenty four students attend the course, designed and set up in partnership with MDI. From year to year, this unique MA course is changing, mostly following new trends in journalism, communication and the media.

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US Elections, Media Coverage and Minorities' Issues

“There is so much else to do, and so much to learn from last night, including diversifying our newsrooms so they more accurately reflect the country we’re supposed to be covering; breaking out of the reporting silos of official agencies and spokespeople; and de-emphasizing social media so people can pursue stories that are important and true, but may not result in a flurry of retweets over a 15-minute span," reports CJR.

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MDI at the Global Forum for Media Development

MDI presented its project Get the Trolls Out at the Global Forum for Media Development in Jakarta. MDI Executive Director Milica Pesic shared experience in countering, not only hate speech but violent extremism, so often promoted via Internet and social media. Pesic presented MDI guide for countering hate speech on Twitter, advocating for media literacy to be taught in schools.

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Burqa, Veils and Burkini in the Arab Media

The use of hijab, burqa and other dress codes for women has been in media focus around the world. In the context of war on terror after 9/11 and more recent attacks in Paris, Nice, Brussels, Istanbul and elsewhere, many media tackle this issue from the perspective of religions' differences.

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MDI Launches the Guide on How to Counter Hate Speech on Twitter

The Media Diversity Institute published the guide on how to counter hate speech on Twitter. In a collaboration with Twitter and within its project Get the Trolls Out, MDI launched the guide in 4 languages.

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Nice, Paris, Istanbul, Orlando: Toxification by the Media

French TV channel, France 2, apologised for broadcasting “shocking images and testimonies” during its special programme on attack in Nice.

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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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