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MDI “Strengthening Media Freedom” in Serbia PDF Print

Published: 12 November 2013

Country: Serbia

serbian newspapersThe Media Diversity Institute (MDI), as a partner in a consortium led by EPTISA, has been awarded the European Union funded project named “Strengthening Media Freedom”. In the next two years MDI, EPTISA Regional Office for Southeast Europe and Zivkovic-Samardzic Law Office will support the efforts of the Serbian Government in the harmonisation of the legal framework governing the media sector and in the enhancement of the competences of journalists and media professionals.

MDI’s work on promoting professionalism in journalism, inclusiveness and diversity in media through various training programmes, conferences and publications, has been recognised as necessary in enforcing the freedom of expression and applying the EU and the Council of Europe’s standards in the field of media.

MDI in Consultations on EU Support to Media PDF Print

Dates: 7-9 November 2013

Region: Western Balkans and Turkey

brussels 2 ec balkans nov 2013The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) has taken part in the consultation on European Union (EU) support to media in the enlargement region, Western Balkans and Turkey.  The group of media professionals and experts from the region has gathered in Brussels on 7 – 9 November to work on the draft guidelines for EU support for media freedom and media integrity.

This was the first round of consultation between multi-stakeholders from the enlargement region and European Commission’s representatives. As one of the participants at the meeting in European Commission, MDI has intervened suggesting better media literacy programmes for journalism colleges and universities to be included in the EU Guidelines for media in the enlargement region.

Digital Media Training for Young Moroccan Activists PDF Print

Dates: 26 – 30 October 2013

Country: Casablanca, Morocco

morocco training 4Almost every representative of the Moroccan civil society organisations (CSO) attending the workshop in Casablanca had a Facebook profile at the start of the training. But only a few were familiar with tweeting and only one young activist described himself as a blogger.

By the end of the workshop, organized by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) in partnership with Association Jeunes pour Jenues (AJJ), on digital media and strategies, every participant had a Twitter account and was tweeting comfortably using hashtags; almost two thirds had started blogging and the rest were creating websites for their organizations with the intention of interconnecting their online presence and drawing traffic from one digital platform to another.

MDI Participates in Anna Lindh Media Debate PDF Print

Published: 29 October 2013

Region: Euro-Mediterranean

Anna Lindh Debate 1The Anna Lindh Foundation organised a media roundtable “How Foreign Media conveys the Arab News", as a part of the seventh edition of the Mediterranean Journalist Award. It gathered journalists and scholars from the Euro-Mediterranean countries in London.

The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) was one of the participants that contributed to the debate.

MDI Launches its Project at the Festival in Sochi PDF Print

Date: 30 September 2013

Country: Russia, Sochi

milica sochiThe Media Diversity Institute’s project for Russia has been launched at the 17th Festival of Journalists in Sochi, “All Russia”. Festival was organized by the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ), MDI’s local partner in the project “Fighting Discrimination through Tolerant and Inclusive Reporting”.

The purpose of this project is to contribute to a greater freedom of expression representing all viewpoints in Russian society. One of the purposes is to promote equality and to fight discrimination by equipping journalists with the skills to report responsibly. Presenting a new project to Russian journalists, MDI’s Executive Director Milica Pesic invited her colleagues to discuss issues and challenges of today’s media.

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