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Reporting on Migration & Refugees Workshop for EU Journalists Starts in London PDF Print

Date:4 – 8 September 2017

Country: UK, London

Screen_Shot_2017-09-04_at_08.55.10The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is holding a workshop for journalists from EU countries who are keen to improve their skills related to reporting on migrants, refugees and other vulnerable groups.

The event will be held in London between 4 – 8 September 2017. The workshop, organised as part of the Media Against Hate project, aims to explore best practices on covering sensitive issues concerning migrants, refugees and other vulnerable groups, in the context of Brexit and the growth of xenophobic attitudes across Europe.

 
MDI Tackles Hate Speech in Serbia PDF Print

Dates: 26 – 28 July 2017

Country: Serbia, Belgrade

Belgrade_Stop_the_Hate_workshop_1A recent claim by the Serbian Ministry for Youth and Sport that many young people in Serbia would not take part in youth mobility programmes with participants from other countries in the region suggests - if it is to believe the minister - that young people in Serbia live with prejudices, not only about their neighbours, but also about minority groups in their own society.

One of the aims of the workshop Stop the Hate organised by the Media Diversity Institute Western Balkans (MDI) and the National Youth Council of Serbia in Belgrade on 26 – 28 July was to deconstruct stereotypes held by the youth, but also to highlight importance of tackling hate speech and discriminatory language.

 
Media against Hate Media Literacy Workshop in Poland PDF Print

Dates: 8-9 June 2017

Country: Poland, Olsztyn

MAH_Poland_Workshop_Media_Literacy_3More than 30 journalists, civil society activists and representatives various organisations from all over Europe participated at the second Media against Hate media literacy workshop organised by CMFE, at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. As part of the workshop held on 8-9 June, there was a roundtable discussion dedicated to the media portrayal of Muslims.

The round table on Muslims in the Media was organised in cooperation with OSCE/ODIHR and discussed media portrayal of Muslims in Polish and European media highlighting main issues and recommendations for improvement. The roundtable was moderated by Dermana Seta, an adviser on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims at OSCE/ODIHR.

 
Dune Voices Success at the Migration Media Award Ceremony PDF Print

Date: 14 June 2017

Country: Malta

Migration_Media_Award_Logo_2017Three Dune Voices journalists received the Migration Media Award at the recent ceremony held in Malta. Three awards for fact-based and impartial reporting on the complexity of the issue of migration that went to the journalists working with Dune Voices represent an official recognition of the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) work and its multimedia platform team.

One of the newly EU-established Migration Media awards went to Bennour Hussein, a Libyan journalist trained by MDI and Dune Voices together with 70 other reporters from Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. Hussein was awarded for a story about migrants and refugees in a camp in the Libyan town Gharyan published on the Dune Voices website. Chahreddine Berriah, one of the most productive Dune Voices reporters from Algeria, has been awarded for an article published in El Watan. Chahreddine wrote about the fate of Sub-Saharan migrants between Algeria and Morocco.

 
MDI at Facebook OCCI against Extremism Launch PDF Print

Date: 23 June 2017

Country: UK

Facebook_LogoAfter Germany and France, Facebook launched its Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI) in the UK aiming to help charities and NGOs identify and eliminate hate speech. The Media Diversity Institute (MDI), which have implemented several projects on countering hate speech, participated at the official Facebook event on 23 June in London.

MDI Executive Director Milica Pesic was amongst the representatives of British civil society, media and academia at the Facebook event, while Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, revealed the details of the Online Civil Courage Initiative.

 
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