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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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MDI at the World Journalism Education Congress

The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) will participate at the biggest world gathering of journalism educators, World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC), in Auckland, New Zealand. MDI has developed and designed a unique MA Diversity and the Media course in partnership with the University of Westminster, and at WJEC will co-host an inclusive hournalism workshop (syndicate).

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BAFTA and BBC Pledge More Diversity on TV Screens

There have been repeated calls for greater diversity on British TV screen at BAFTAs this year. Sir Larry Henry received a special BAFTA award asking for more black and minority ethnic groups in TV industry. BBC published its latest diversity strategy pledging more women and more minorities. But what is changing in terms of having more diversity and inclusion in the British media?

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Cannes 2016: Glamour and Prestige, but where is Diversity?

There are 20 films competing in the main category this year at the Cannes Film Festival but only three are directed by women.

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MDI in Discussion on Antisemitism on Al Jazeera

Within the episode “Anti-Semitism rocks UK Labour Party” brodcast on Al Jazeera, AJ Stream, MDI explained the difficulties in having a unanimously accepted definition of antisemitism and the forms this type of racism has taken in the past and today. “The question ‘who can define antisemitism’ suggests that a definition is possible and straightforward,” said Giulia Dessi, project coordinator of Get the Trolls Out.

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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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Cardiff University Report on EU Media Coverage of Migration

Differences in the way media reported on migrants and refugee crisis in the EU are significant. According to the report commissioned by UNHCR and conducted by Cardiff University, differences occur in source access, terminology ('migrant', 'refugee' and ‘illegal’), news angles, as well as the explanations and proposed solutions to the crisis.

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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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