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We are looking for a logo! PDF Print

Published: 4 February 2014

Deadline: 21 February 2014

Act-React-ImpactThe Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is launching a Logo Design Competition for students and young professionals.

This is a great opportunity for young designers not only to practice their skills, but also to gain visibility on an international level, for a European Elections project that will be prominent in Italy, Greece, and Hungary, as well as in the UK, tackling racism and xenophobia.


Good Journalism in the City of Orson Welles' Othello PDF Print

Dates: 3 – 5 January 2014

Country: Morocco, Essouaira

By Don Murray*

morocco_january_2014The quote was memorable. “I never expected, after the trials I had been through, to face death in Essaouira.” This was the opening paragraph of the story of African refugees fleeing war and trapped in Morocco. The quote, from a woman, referred to the death of a friend, thrown, she said, by police from his 5th floor balcony. The police called it a suicide.

The openning quote, like the story, was unexpected. In almost two days of the workshop on diversity, the plight of African refugees in Morocco had barely been mentioned.

Story of MDI in 8-Minute Film PDF Print

Published: 27 January 2014

Region: Worldwide

mdi-videoThe Media Diversity Institute celebrated its 15th anniversary by discussing the role of the media today and the lack of diversity, as well as the solutions for the more inclusive world media.

The documentary that pays tribute to MDI's work and its 15 years of promoting diversity in the media, was shown at our event "Prime-time for Diversity". This film was made by Rani Khanna, an independent filmmaker and the founder of You & Eye Films and it features media professionals, trainers, trainees, students and MDI staff who explain how the organisation has contributed to promote a more inclusive media with projects all around the globe for more than a decade.

If you want to watch the MDI video, click on the photo.

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.

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