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MDI Celebrates 15th Anniversary PDF Print

Date: 23 January 2014

Location: London, UK


The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) celebrated its 15th anniversary by discussing the lack of diversity in newsrooms, media coverage of the immigration as well as hate speech legislation and how to encourage quality and inclusive journalism.

MDI's event "Prime-time for Diversity" (Photos) held on 23rd of January 2014 in London, gathered some of the most prominent journalists and media experts and was moderated by the BBC presenter, Razia Iqbal.

Best 13 MDI Stories in 2013 PDF Print

Published: 9 January 2013

Region: Worldwide

best_moments_2013_pic_2During 2013, The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) continued its compromise and work to promote a diverse and inclusive media all around the globe.

MDI organised trainings, workshops, debates, conferences and study tours  in Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, UK, Russia, China and many more countries. These are the best stories chosen by our international team to sumarise MDI work in 2013.

MDI and Algerian Newspaper Collaborate on Inclusive Journalism PDF Print

Dates: 8-18 December 2013

Country: Algeria

algeria_decemberChareddine Berriah, a regional correspondent for El-Watan, a prominent Algerian newspaper, says that he has benefited from the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) training workshop so much that he will change the way he is writing his reports.

“From now on I will be telling stories through people by using clear, concrete language”, said Chareddine at the end of an MDI workshop on reporting diversity and using multimedia platforms organised in partnership with El-Watan.

Egyptian Students' Website as an Important Platform for Young PDF Print

Dates: 8 – 10 December 2013

Country: Egypt, Ain Sokna

webzine_photos_newEgyptian journalism students, who are producing and editing a website Ahna Keda (The Way We Are), participated in the workshop organised by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI). The purpose of the training in Ain Sokna on 8 – 10 December 2013 was to improve the quality of the articles and re-evaluate the content commissioning processes, as well as to explore the concept of inclusive, critical non-partisan and unbiased political journalism.

The participants discussed the topics of how to write the top news stories, what are the most reliable newsgathering sources, how to provide a suitable photograph and/or video clip for their webzine, but also how to overcome technical issues such as uploading a content.

MDI Article Attracts the Attention of Algerian Authorities PDF Print

Dates: 24 – 28 November 2013

Country: Algeria

algeria_november_2An article produced at a Media Diversity Institute journalism workshop in Algeria in November 2013 attracted the attention and positive reaction of the Ministry of Culture in Algeria.

One of the MDI trainees produced a story about the war orphans of the Algerian War of Independence who were raised by the state as the ballet dancers, but later, as they claimed, lost status and state benefits such as pensions.

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