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MDI at the Global Minority Rights Summer School PDF Print

Dates: 10 – 16 July 2016

Country: Hungary, Budapest

Ivana_Jelaca_at_TLI_Summer_SchoolAre minority rights still relevant? Participants of the 4th Global Minority Rights Summer School in Budapest tried to find the answers. They examined legislation and policies to protect minority rights worldwide, while the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) Ivana Jelaca highlighted the role of the media. Jelaca claimed that not only the existence of minority media is necessary, but the minorities have to be included and represented in the mainstream media too.

At the Summer School organised by Tom Lantos Institute in Budapest, participants coming from all over Europe, discussed terminological definitions of ‘minorities’ as well as the differences between human rights, minority rights and indigenous people’s rights.

Join the Q&A on Countering Hate Speech! #askGTTO PDF Print

Date: 22 July 2016

Region: Europe

wifi_2Hate speech online: how to stop it? Should you respond to it? Do counter narratives work? How to keep safe from online abuse and hate speech? Answers to these and many other questions can be found under #askGTTO on Friday 22 July. We invite you to join our Q&A session on Twitter!

The Media Diversity Institute and its project Get the Trolls Out will take action on the European Day of Victims of Hate Crime, 22 July.

From our @GettheTrollsOut Twitter account, our experts on hate speech will answer your questions. Join the conversation and ask a question by using the hashtag #askGTTO. The answers will be compiled in an article on our website that will be used as a helpful resource.

Connecting Youth of the Western Balkans PDF Print

Date: 4 July 2016

Country: France, Paris

Youth_ConferenceOver 150 young people from the Western Balkans and EU countries gathered at the Connecting Youth conference in Paris on 4 July. They  discussed challenges for  youth in the region, mostly in areas of education and mobility, employment and entrepreneurship, participation and the media.

The Media Diversity Institute representative at the Connecting Youth “Western Balkans Youth Conference”, Ivana Jelaca, talked about similarities between young people in different countries in the region. “Initiatives like the Youth conference are very important because only by increasing the cooperation between young people in the region they will be able to see that they face similar challenges and that the differences between themselves are not as big as their societies and often the media, tend to highlight,” said Jelaca.

Media Discrimination against Roma PDF Print

Dates: 26 June – 1 July 2016

Country: Hungary

MDI_at_Tom_Lantos_InstituteThe Media Diversity Institute (MDI) contributed to the European Summer School on Prejudice, Genocide,  Remembrance in Budapest by holding a workshop on responsability of the media with a special focus on Romaphobia. MDI Communication manager Dasha Ilic presented several cases of discrimination against Roma in the UK and European media offering advice and tips on how to report diversity in responsible and professional way.

"Journalists and reporters coming from marginalised and socially deprived background should be given space to report on topics that are not related to minorities’ issues. Our newsrooms always have to have journalists coming from marginalised communities so that they help us learn and understand those communities better. But they shouldn’t be given a task to exclusively report only on the communities they are coming from but also on any other topic such as Brexit or the proposed state budget,” said Ilic.

Communication Experts for MDI PDF Print

Published: 5 July 2016

Region: Worldwide

The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is looking for communication experts with experience in working with different EU Country Delegations in organising communication events, production of multimedia materials, design and production of publications for different sectors.

Please send your CV in EU format to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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