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Call for Entries: Eurasia Media Innovation Challenge PDF Print

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Deadline: 15 March 2017

Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan

photo_call_for_entries_MDI_websiteWith countries in the region neighboring Russia facing the growing trends of state- and oligarch-controlled media, fake news, and propaganda, Eurasian audiences are being increasingly exposed to biased information. At the same time, they also face many common challenges, from financial woes to global health issues and the threat of radicalized groups, which require quality objective coverage.

The millions of people affected by these challenges need to understand them in order to make better decisions, strive for better lives, and call for change. New and more creative ways of informing people and broadening the audience for entertaining but informative, high-quality content must be found.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) with selected partners and experts from the region will help talented local individuals, media, civil society representatives and others, to develop new ways to inform and engage audiences with entertaining, locally-relevant, high-quality content.

 
London Kids Discuss Media Bias in British and US Press PDF Print

Date: 26 January 2017

Country: UK, London

US_Embassy_Kids_3The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) participated in the Youth Conference #MediaMinded held in the US Embassy in London. An MDI representative facilitated one of the workshops with A-level students from eight London secondary schools, who discussed media literacy, media bias and other challenges in the media environment. The MDI session focused on news reporting of migration and minorities in the US and the UK, while  three other sessions held in the US Embassy on 26 January 2017 analysed media coverage of climate change, (mis)information about relations between Russia and Ukraine, youth, unemployment and other issues.

 
MDI Workshop for Macedonian CSOs within MAMIL Project PDF Print

Published: 27 January 2017

Country: Macedonia

MAMIL_Training_1Civil society organisations’ representatives participated in the first of series of trainings organised by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) within the Macedonian Media and Information Literacy Coalition (MAMIL). Sixteen participants were introduced to the concept of media literacy, deconstruction of media messages and stereotypes, but they also practiced how to communicate with citizens trough the creation of media messages.

The training in Skopje was organised by MDI as part of the project Media Literacy in the Age of News Overabundance: Macedonian Coalition of Media and Information Literacy (MAMIL) led by the School of Journalism and PR.

 
#MediaAgainstHate Campaign Launched PDF Print

Published : 21 December 2016

Region : Europe

MAH_LogoA campaign to counter hate speech and discrimination in the media in Europe has been launched. The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is one of the partners gathered by the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) for the campaign Media Against Hate. A series of trainings and workshops will be organised for media professionals, representatives of CSOs and media regulators across Europe to exchange best practices and promote mutual learning and cooperation activities.

In addition, there will be a series of videos produced from January onwards as part of the campaign to collect a diverse range of best practices with counter-narratives fighting stereotypes and discrimination in the media. Registration for taking part in the video production will be open until 15 January.

 
MDI Reporting Diversity Courses at SYSU in China PDF Print

Published: 15 December 2016

Country: China

SYSU_Models_Milica_with_StudentsAt the prominent Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) in the capital of the most economically prosperous Chinese province, Guangdong, the first ever series of Reporting Diversity modules has finished. The Reporting Diversity modules are a result of the cooperation between the SYSU’s Journalism School and the Media Diversity Institute (MDI).

More than 150 Communication and Journalism students attended each module taught by five jointly selected lecturers by SYSU and MDI. From next year, students at SYSU will have an opportunity to attend the full semester course on Reporting Diversity.

 
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