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MDI Sahara Project Vacancies PDF Print

Applications Deadline: 31 October 2014

Location: Algeria, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco

Languages: Fluent in Arabic and French; spoken and written English is an asset

Sahara_UN_PhotoThe Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is seeking a Regional Chief Editor to be in charge of all editorial, production, dissemination and journalistic aspects of the project Inclusive Voices for Conflict Prevention and Democracy Building in North Africa: bringing the voices of the Sahara into the public sphere.

See the full job description here.

MDI is looking for five Country Editors to be based in each of the countries listed above. They will be in charge of all editorial and journalistic aspects of the project Inclusive Voices for Conflict Prevention and Democracy Building in North Africa: bringing the voices of the Sahara into the public sphere, within their given country, coordinating with UK, regional and local project staff and partner organisations, in accordance with project plans and budget.

 
MDI on London Live TV Asking for More Ethnic Diversity in the Media PDF Print

Published: 19 August 2014

Country: UK

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A day after BSkyB pledged that by the end of next year, at least 20% of the stars and writers of its UK-originated TV shows will come from a black, Asian or other minority ethnic background; a Media Diversity Institute (MDI) representative appeared on London Live TV asking for a clearer strategy to implement these plans.

“We always hear that BBC, BSkyB and others are trying to have more diverse programmes, more representatives from Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities. But we at MDI wonder how they are actually going to do that? If it is so simple to employ more people with different backgrounds, then why haven’t they done it so far?” said Dasha Ilic from MDI.

 
Media as a Friend of Algerian CSOs PDF Print

Published: 15 August 2014

Country: Algeria

Algeria_CSOs_fourThe 16 participants on the Media Diversity Institute ‘Making your Mark’ programme are restless. They have received news that three senior journalists will be coming to meet them. Far from being worried about being interviewed by them, their discomfort is at the news that they have to ask the journalists questions.

Participant after participant echo the same sentiment: Shouldn’t they be the ones asking the questions? “What do I ask them?” say two trainee doctors in unison. Dealing with cultural differences and expectations such as this was a common theme during the final media and advocacy training for NGOs in Algiers.

 
MDI Programme Manager Vacancy PDF Print

Deadline: 8 August 2014

Location: EU or one of the Project countries

Salary: Dependent on Skills and Experience

Berber_Camel_Driver_MoroccoThe Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is looking for an experienced and professional Programme Manager to run its Regional Programme which covers Morocco, Algeria, Mali, Libya and Mauritania. The Programme Manager is expected to oversee and implement all elements of MDI’s programme ‘‘Inclusive Voices for Conflict Prevention and Democracy Building in North Africa: bringing the voices of the Sahara into the public sphere”. The main goal of the programme is to set up and run an online news/feature agency with citizen journalists based in the Saharan region.

The successful candidate must have an in-depth understanding and commitment to inclusion and human rights, as well as excellent contacts in both the media and civil society in the programme countries.

 
Media Advocacy Campaigns for the Algerian CSOs PDF Print

Published: 15 July 2014

Country: Algeria

Algeria_CSO_May_2014A good media advocacy campaign goes beyond outreach work and hosting events. It is about raising awareness and being passionate about an issue you really want to see changed.

This became clear on the first day of the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) workshop held for 17 participants from different NGOs across Algeria. Tackling diverse issues from HIV/AIDS and disability to human rights and drug misuse, the participants are all active in their fields but had not run a ‘traditional’ or online campaign. Therefore, the MDI workshop held 23-27 June 2014 was a good opportunity for CSOs members to practise their media and advocacy skills and to prepare for future campaigns.

 
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