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The Launch of the Silence Hate Media Projects PDF Print

21 February 2019

Region: Europe

Screen_Shot_2019-02-21_at_3.35.02_PMFollowing Media Diversity Institute (MDI) and Silence Hate’s Media Camp in London in April of last year, fourteen teams and individual journalists from across Europe have been selected to produce stories and campaigns countering hate speech against migrants. After several months of hard work, many of these journalists are in the final stages of their projects.

The first media project within Silence Hate to go public is called The Undocumented. The Undocumented is a series of podcasts produced by Greek journalists that gives a voice to migrants facing hate speech and discrimination.

“We are really glad to introduce a new format to Greece’s media landscape and society, since podcasts are not that popular in the country,” says Greek journalist Sotiris Sideris, who worked alongside Aristea Protonotariou, the project’s creator and producer.

 
Twenty Years of MDI: What is the Media's Role in Reporting on Religion During the Populist Era? PDF Print

17 January 2019

Country: Belgium, Global

MDI20How does the press coverage of religion differ around the world? Has the media’s depiction of Muslims gotten better or worse over the last decade? Should journalists quote hate speech if the hate speech could incite a violent crime? These were just a few of the questions that were asked at our 20th anniversary panel discussion titled, “Is it the media’s fault? Reporting religion in the populist era."

Belgian journalist and long-time friend of Media Diversity Institute Jean-Paul Marthoz moderated the discussion between Auckland University of Technology’s Verica Ruper, Human Rights League Director Pierre Arnould Perrouty, Reporters Sans Frontieres President and L'Observateur columnist Pierre Hasky and US-based reporter, and religion expert Kimberly Winston. Later, the European Commission’s David Friggieri responded to the panelists points, and added a few of his own.

 

 
You're Invited: MDI's 20th Anniversary Gala PDF Print

Date: 16 January 2019

Country: Belgium

Screen_Shot_2018-12-24_at_9.12.14_AMThe Media Diversity Institute cordially invites you to its 20th anniversary event titled, "Is it the media's fault? Reporting Religion: The Role of The Media in the Populist Era."

What are the challenges of reporting on religion in the current media landscape? How can journalists balance freedom of expression with media ethics in the context of rising extremism and political polarisation around the world? Our expert panellists will debate these questions, followed by responses from representatives of the European Commission and US State Department and a Q&A session with the audience. Full invite below.

While attendance is free, space is limited. Please register on our Eventbrite registration page if you are interested in attending.

 
MDI on Fighting Hate Online at UNESCO MIL Week Event PDF Print

Dates: 24 – 31 October 2018

Countries: Latvia, Lithuania

UNESCO_MIL_Week_2018UNESCO is hosting the annual “Media and Information Literacy Week,". Amongst numerious activities around the world celebrating the importance of media and information literacy, UNESCO will host a conference on 24-31 October in Latvia and Lithuania. The aim of the MIL Week conference is to  highlight how access, understanding and use of new media technology and information systems can benefit cities beyond good governance. The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) Executive Director Milica Pesic will be speaking at the  panel titled “Media and Information Literacy Tackling Hate, Intolerance, Exclusion and Radicalization.”

 
Apply for Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment PDF Print

CallDeadline: 31 October 2018

Region: Worldwide

The International Labour Organisation in collaboration with the International Trade Union Confederation, the International Organisation of Employers, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Solidarity Centre, International Federation of Journalists, Equal Times, and Migrant Forum in Asia have just launched the fourth Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment which aims at recognizing exemplary media coverage on labour migration issues including recruitment of migrant workers.

They invite professional journalists to submit until 31st October 2018 up to two pieces of their work (entries must have been created and published between June 1, 2016 and October 31, 2018 to qualify) in two different categories:

(i)                Labour migration aspects; or

(ii)               Fair recruitment of migrant workers.

 
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