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Studies on media coverage of ethnicity and religion in the EU PDF Print

tv1Published:  March 24 2011

Countries: UK, Denmark, Slovakia, Lithuania, Italy, Hungary, Greece, France & Germany

The Media Diversity Institute (MDI), in partnership with Article 19, is producing two studies; one analyzing media coverage of ethnicity; and the other, media coverage of religion. Based on extensive interviews with print, broadcast and online editors and journalists in Denmark, Slovakia, Lithuania, Italy, the UK, Hungary, Greece, France and Germany, and analysis of a selected number of case studies, the studies aim to address three key questions:

Lithuanian debate on media ethics PDF Print

Published: 23 March 2011vilniusmap

Region: Lithuania & EU

A national conference on media ethics in Lithuania will be held from 25th to 27th March in Vilnius. The conference is part of the Ethical Journalism initiative (EJI), a campaign to fight discrimination through freedom of expression and promoting the highest professional standards of journalism.

Diversity and the social network PDF Print

findusonfacebookPublished: 14 March 2011

Region: Worldwide

Gary Herman for MDI

Facebook is a marvellous tool. It may even have played an important part in organising the ongoing revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East. The authorities certainly seem to think so, which is why they try to suppress it. Egypt famously blocked Facebook in late January this year in a futile attempt by the Mubarak regime to stop the revolution in its tracks. Others have done the same.

EUFRA’s & MDI’s diversity training in Madrid PDF Print



Published: March 2011

Country: Spain

EUFRA (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights) in cooperation with MDI (Media Diversity Institute) organised two 2 day workshops in Madrid on reporting diversity, on 24th and 26th February. Workshops were based on ‘A Diversity Toolkit’, which the FRA has developed in cooperation with the EBU (European Broadcasting Union).

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