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MDI Trainer Among 100 Information Heroes PDF Print

Published: 30 April 2014

Region: Worldwide

abeer_saady_protestsFor the first time ever, Reporters Without Borders is publishing a list of profiles of “100 information heroes” who “through their courageous work of activism help to promote the freedom enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”.

Marking World Press Freedom Day, 3 May, this list of “100 information heroes” comprises women and men of almost all ages (25 to 75) and 65 nations. One of the heroes is Abeer Saady, Egyptian journalist who is the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) trainer and one of the members of the jury for the MDI Inclusive Journalism Award in Egypt.

 
Countering xenophobia with creativity: #OEOE PDF Print

Published: 10 April 2014

Countries: Greece, Hungary, Italy

puppetsGiant puppets, satirical cartoons, radio shows, and positive stories are the tools that the Media Diversity Institute’s project “Our Elections, Our Europe” (OEOE) is using to counter racism in the run up of the European parliament elections in Hungary, Greece and Italy.

Started in February, OEOE has spotted several incidents of xenophobic discourse by politicians. Whether it is the Northern League’s rhetoric against refugees who “live in luxurious hotel while Italians starve”, or the Jobbik party’s refusal to dismiss the words “criminal Gypsies”, or the Golden Dawn’s  Nazi salutes and symbols, the far-right party are alarmingly on the rise in Europe. Many fear that the next European parliament will have a majority of Eurosceptic extreme-right MEPs.

 
South of Algeria, Forgotten by the Media? PDF Print

Date: 2 March 2014

Country: Algeria, Algiers

Algeria_Roundtable_FRONT“South, forgotten by the media” wrote La Liberté, the Algerian daily newspaper referring to the outcome of the roundtable on media coverage of South of Algeria organized by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) in Algiers on 2 March 2014.

At the beginning of the conference, Liberté Editor, Abrous Outoudert said: “As soon as the idea of the conference was suggested to me by the MDI Coordinator in Algiers, I said yes, not only as a media person, but also as a citizen.”

 
Fighting Discrimination in Russia PDF Print

Date: 31 March 2014

Country: Russia

RussiaThe Media Diversity Institute (MDI), in the partnership with the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ), has been implementing the project for better media representation of all viewpoints in Russian society as well as promoting respect for human rights, equality and diversity.

Within the project “Fighting Discrimination in Russia through Tolerant and Inclusive Reporting”, MDI has been equipping young journalists with the skills to report ethically, responsibly and inclusively on diversity in their regions. They produced more than 170 articles on religious, ethnic and gender diversity, during the period of less than four months. All these articles can be read here.

 
"Press Council is Not a Court" PDF Print

Date: 28 February 2014

Country: Morocco, Rabat

Morocco_Roundtable_February_2014As part of the efforts to discuss and explore the role of the National Press Council in Morocco, the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) in collaboration with The National Syndicate of the Moroccan Press, organized a roundtable on 28 February 2014 in Rabat. Media experts and stakeholders, as well as journalists and editors, debated the violation of the journalistic ethics and to what extent it affects the freedom of expression.

Some of the questions raised at MDI roundtable in Rabat were the responsibility of media, how that responsibility is shared with the civil society and what is the best way for the Moroccan National Press Council to implement and regulate the code of ethics.

 
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