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Who Makes the News?: Global Media Monitoring Project 2015 PDF Print

Keywords: International, English, diversity, womken, journalism, reporters, research, study, statistics, all media formats, online, traditional media, resources for media

Global Media Monitoring Project 2015 key findings suggest there have been only slight improvements in the past 20 years concidering women's inclusion in the global media. For example, since 2005 the overall number of women newsmakers rose only by 1 percent - up to 24 percent in total in the traditional media (newspapers, radio, television).

The new digital age did not stimulate the change either, as only 26 percent of newsmakers online are women. Only 1 out of 10 news stories features women and women's issues as their topics. Also, there has been no rise in the number of female reporters in the last decade. There is only 37 percent female reporters around the globe.

Tags: All Resources Reports & Studies Media Content All Types of Diversity Gender Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity All Regions test
 
UNHCR and Cardiff University Report on Press Coverage of Migrants in the EU PDF Print

Keywords: International, Europe, EU, Germany, Italy, Britain, Sweden, Spain, English, refugee, migrant, asylum seeker, report, reserach, diversity in general, all media formats, tabloids, resources for media

Researchers of Cardiff University combed through thousands of articles written in 2014 and early 2015, revealing a number of important findings for future media advocacy campaigns. Most importantly, they found major differences between countries, in terms of the sources journalists used (domestic politicians, foreign politicians, citizens, or NGOs), the language they employed, the reasons they gave for the rise in refugee flows, and the solutions they suggested.

According to the report commissioned by UNHCR and conducted by the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, the Swedish press was the most positive towards refugees and migrants, while coverage in the United Kingdom was the most negative, and the most polarised. Amongst those countries surveyed, Britain’s right-wing media was uniquely aggressively in its campaigns against refugees and migrants.

Tags: All Resources Refugees-Asylum Seekers-Migrants Western Europe
 
The Image of Women in the Moroccan Media Study PDF Print

Keywords: International, Morocco, MENA, Arabic, diversity, gender, women, elections, journalism, study, report, research, monitoring, media, all media formats, TV, radio, print, online, resources for media

The Study “The Image of Women in the Moroccan Media in the Run-up to and During Local and Regional Elections 2015” shows that a better representation of women and women's issues in the Moroccan media is needed. This Study produced by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) in partnership with ISIC Alumni and AEF (Association of Women Start), represents the final product of monitoring process and research led by professor Dr. Abdelouahhab Errami.

Tags: All Resources Media Content All Types of Diversity Gender All Regions Middle East & North Africa
 
The Charlie Hebdo Effect in the Balkans PDF Print

Keywords: International, Balkan, France, Charlie Hebdo, journalism, freedom of expression, terrorism, Islamophobia, study, guide, ethics, diversity, all media formats

The study “The Charlie Hebdo Effect in the Balkans” analyses how the Balkan media as well as political and religious leaders responded to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, while also taking a close look at legislation of freedom of speech in the countries.

“The attacks against the French journalists stirred vivid emotions and considerable reactions, without, however, increasing the Islamophobia in the region. The debates failed to critically tackle the role and limits of the freedom of expression in relation to the freedom of religion. Apparently, the freedom of expression has fewer and fewer supporters even among the media professionals”. These are the main conclusions of the report The Charlie Hebdo Effect in the Balkans.

The study was based on national reports prepared by media experts in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. The report – the first in a series of six dedicated to freedom of expression in the region –  is part of the program South East European Partnership for Media Development, implemented by a consortium of media organizations from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania.

The Charlie Hebdo Effect in the Balkans.pdf

Tags: All Resources Manuals-Handbooks-Guidelines Reports & Studies Media Content All Types of Diversity Ethnicity-Race-National Identity All Regions Eastern Europe (incl. Russia)
 
The Anti-Racism Toolkit PDF Print

Keywords: International, English, hate speech, racism, guidelines, ethics, all media formats

The global nature of the Internet, combined with easy access to technology and, most crucially, anonymity, makes it an ideal platform from which to promote hate.

Light-On Project consortium, which encourages cross-community actions for combating racism and discrimination, and The Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum published recently the Anti-Racism Toolkit. Focusing on internet racist discourse, the project has also produced a more specific booklet: Spot Racism Online.

Tags: Manuals-Handbooks-Guidelines Initiatives & Projects Ethnicity-Race-National Identity All Regions
 
Second Study on Diversity and Equality in the French-speaking press in Belgium PDF Print

Keywords: Europe, Belgium, French, diversity, gender, equality, disability, minorities, ethics, study, survey, print, press

Four years after the publication of a Study on Diversity and Equality in the French-speaking press in Belgium, the Association of Professional Journalists (AJP) disclosed new findings in 2014.

The francophone press in Belgium is still largely male-dominated (82.69%) and no change has been reported since the publication of the first Study in regards to gender equality. However, the comparison between the results of the two studies shows that the number of "non-white" people in the French-speaking press in Belgium doubled in three years, from 17% in 2011 to 34% in 2014.

People with disabilities representing 0.16% of the news coverage are still the most excluded social group in the French-speaking press in Belgium.

The study is available in French.

Study on Diversity and Equality in the French-speaking press in Belgium 2014.pdf

Tags: All Resources Reports & Studies Media Content All Types of Diversity Ethnicity-Race-National Identity Religion & Belief Gender Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Disability & Mental Illness Older People All Regions Western Europe
 
New Research: Migrants Invisible in UK Media PDF Print

Keywords: UK, Great Britain, English, immigrants, immigration, media, quotes, under-representation, research, study

The lack of immigrants' voices in media stories regarding immigration and its impact on the UK was revealed in new research conducted by the organization “Migrant Voice”. Only 12% out of those quoted were migrants, in a total of 577 stories about immigration from eight different media outlets.

This research project was undertaken with the goal of assessing how migrants are represented in various media outlets within the United Kingdom.

Tags: All Resources Reports & Studies All Types of Diversity Ethnicity-Race-National Identity Refugees-Asylum Seekers-Migrants All Regions Western Europe
 
Monitoring Report: Messages of Russian TV PDF Print

Keywords: International, Europe, US, Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Partnership, English, media, monitoring, propaganda, TV, journalism, resources for media

Media monitoring report conducted in 2015 by a Slovak monitoring group MEMO 98, Internews Ukraine and Yerevan Press Club (YPC) of Armenia finds that Russian viewers of television news and current affairs are being told that their country has been targeted by the United States in a ‘western plot’ to bring their country to its knees. Russian TV channels also accuse the US of fomenting the war with Ukraine, while the role of the EU has been downplayed, says the report.

Tags: All Resources Reports & Studies Media Content All Types of Diversity All Regions Eastern Europe (incl. Russia) test
 
Mock The Weak – The Representation of Disabled People in the Media PDF Print

Keywords: Europe, English, ILIS, diversity, stereotypes, disability, disabled people, media ethics, all media formats

Media is an important part of our everyday life as it is critical in the dissemination of information to the mass population. In doing this, it holds a strong influence over society, reaches many people, and shapes attitudes “setting the tone of national thought and debate”. Recently, and most publicly as part of the Leveson inquiry, this influence has come under scrutiny. The relationship between the media and disabled people however, has long been turbulent.

“Mock The Weak –the representation of disabled people in the media” sought solutions to both the under representation and misrepresentation of disabled people in the media.

"Mock The Weak –the representation of disabled people in the media”


Tags: All Resources Manuals-Handbooks-Guidelines Media Relations & Advocacy Media Content All Types of Diversity Disability & Mental Illness All Regions All Europe
 
MDI Study "Media and Security in Tunisia" PDF Print

Keywords: International, Tunisia, security, media, journalism, sources of Information, extremism, conflict, study, all media formats, resources for media, resources for security officials

Media Diversity Institute 's study “Media and Security in Tunisia” aims at bringing together agents in the fields of journalism, national security, government, and civil society to improve their cooperation and achieve more responsible media coverage of issues related to security in Tunisia.

The study stresses that the collaboration between journalism and the field of security is aggravated due to conflicting interests concerning the flow of information. While journalists are interested in revealing as much information to civil society as possible, security professionals are first and foremost concerned with national security and therefore withdraw any information that could threaten Tunisia’s security.

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Hate Speech: A 5 Point Test For Journalists PDF Print

Keywords: International, English, hate speech, journalism, test, guidelines, ethics, all media formats, latest resources

Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) published a five point test for journalists to help them identify hate speech and to understand better the possible impact of its dissemination.

The test challenges journalists to think about the status of the speaker, the reach and the objectives of the speech, the content and form of the speech as well as the social, economic and political climate before they decide whether a quotation can be characterised as hate speech.

The moto of the campaign of EJN "Turning the Page of Hate in Media", part of which is the test, is "Don't Sensationalise. Avoid the Rush to Publish. Take a Moment of Reflection.".

Hate-Speech: A Five-Point Test for Journalists [EN]

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Freedom of Expression in Myanmar (Burma): From A to Z PDF Print

Keywords: Myanmar, Burma, English, Burmese, freedom of expression, media freedom, guideline, legal framework, advocacy, all media formats

Under Myanmar’s five decades of military rule, the country’s media environment was one of the most restrictive in the world. The situation has started to change under the democratic reform that the country underwent after 2011.

Recently, new laws have been drafted aiming to promote democratisation and freedom of expression. However the country has a long road to walk as, according to 2014 Press Freedom Index, Myanmar was ranked 144th out of 180 countries.

Tags: All Resources Manuals-Handbooks-Guidelines Media Relations & Advocacy Training & Education Materials All Types of Diversity All Regions Rest of the World
 
Finnish Institute on Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Press Coverage PDF Print

Keywords: International, Europe, English, diversity in general, journalism, media coverage, refugee crisis, content analysis, asylum seekers, research

In Finnish, British and Belgian media coverage of the refugee crisis, asylum seeker and refugee are the most frequently recurring terms in the data, a study by the Finnish Institute in London and the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux reveals. All the newspapers report on questions relating to refugees and asylum seekers mostly in a neutral tone, striving for objectivity. The point of view of all of the newspapers is eurocentric. The voices of the refugees and asylum seekers are heard less often than that those of authorities, politicians and experts. In the British newspapers, a particularly high amount of coverage was devoted on the asylum seekers’ journey to Europe. Negative viewpoints towards immigration are heard as well, counter-balanced by the writers’ own comments and commentaries by guest writers.

 

 
Europe’s White Working Class Communities PDF Print

Keywords: Europe, Denmark, Holland, Germany, France, UK, Sweden, English, diversity, social discrimination, working class, research, all media formats

The negative portrayal of white working-class by media which often describe them as feckless and lazy scroungers can further the marginalisation of this social group, says the new research by Open Society Foundations.

The "Europe’s White Working Class Communities" study reveals that negative stereotypes reproduced by journalists can have a distorting effect not only to the community itself but also to the respective policy decisions.

Tags: All Resources Reports & Studies All Types of Diversity Socially Disadvantaged Groups All Regions Western Europe
 
Defence Handbook for Journalists and Bloggers PDF Print

Keywords: International, English, journalism, bloggers, defence, law, regulations, privacy, freedom of expression, security, restrictions, prosecution, Thompson Reuters Foundation, Reporters without Borders, Paul Hastings, all media formats, resources for media

The Defence Handbook for Journalists and Bloggers focuses specifically on the application of international legal principles to the work of journalists. It includes decisions and recommendations made by international and regional bodies and courts in relation to various aspects of freedom of speech, including: international sources of law giving rise to freedom of expression and freedom of information principles; defamation; the right to privacy; protection of public order and morality; and national security and state secrets.

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Anti-Western Propaganda in the Georgian Media PDF Print

Keywords: International, English, Georgia, Russia, EU, Europe, US, West, human rights, xenophobia, homophobia, journalism, propaganda, monitoring, media, print, digital, resources for media

Media Development Foundation’s (MDF) monitoring report aims to expose and identify the source of anti-Western propaganda in connection to xenophobic and homophobic messages in the Georgian media landscape through the analysis of print and digital media in the period 2014-2015. MDF observed that Western values and human rights such as the ‘legalisation’ of homosexuality and minority rights were presented as a fight against Orthodox Christianity and Georgian national identity. Accordingly, Western endeavours for gender equality were similarly constructed as a threat to Georgia, supposedly attacking Georgian family traditions.

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Strong public service media contributes to a healthy democracy - EBU study PDF Print

A healthy democracy is partially dependent on its public service media, according to a new research by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the world’s leading alliance of public service broadcaster.

Based on data from 25 European countries, the EBU report shows the positive impact that strong publicly funded television and radio has had on voter turnout, control of corruption and press freedom. It also says that there is a strong correlation between a country’s public service broadcaster’s market and the demand for right-wing extremism.

This research proves that strong public service media organizations can contribute to building healthy societies being linked to democratic governance, social cohesion and citizens’ trust in the media system.

To read the study: EBU-_PSM_Correlations_-_Links_between_PSM_and_societal_well-being.pdf