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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.

Turning the Page of Hate in Russia PDF Print

Date: 20 March 2014

Country: Russia, Moscow

Moscow_Conference“The challenge of diversity and tolerance in Russian society is felt today more than ever, and no more so than in the world of media, where internal and external pressures pose threats to the quality of journalism needed to promote pluralism and human rights for all”. These were the warnings that Aidan White, director of the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN), shared with the participants of the Moscow conference, organised by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) and the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ).

The  multimedia conference was a final dot on the  MDI project, which aspires to contribute to greater freedom of expression for all viewpoints in Russian society, and to promote equality and fight discrimination, by equipping journalists with the skills to report ethically and inclusively on ethnic and racial diversity. 

Making Moroccan CSOs Tech-Savvy PDF Print

Published: 20 March 2014

Country: Morocco


“A good message is clear, short and expressed in the language appropriate for your audience. It also has supporting evidence”. This is one of the tips that Media Diversity Institute (MDI) training and consultancy on social media and communications offered to two organisations in Morocco, 24 - 28 February, 2014.

The aim of the consultancy-training in digital media was to offer tailored support to Free Space (Reseau Elcifodem) and AJJ Maroc, civil society organisations working in Morocco.

High Heels or Military Boots PDF Print

Date: 16 March 2013

Country: Egypt

enas_newInas Kamal Al-Deen Ramadan, a journalist at “Roz al Yousef” magazine recently awarded by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI), was interviewed by the national TV in Egypt.

Appearing on the prime-time TV programe "On the name of Egypt", Inas discussed her award winning article about the willingness of some Egyptian girls to be enrolled at military academies in fields of infantry, air force and special forces just like men, and not only in the medical services and the media. Her article “Let high heels go to hell, long live the military boots” was published in “Roz al Yousef” magazine in December 2013 and won MDI award for the ‘Best Article on Women in Society’.

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