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MDI’s latest blog: The Attack on Multiculturalism PDF Print

multigrafPublished: 23 February 2011

Region: Worldwide & especially UK

Gary Herman for Media Diversity Institute

Recent statements from European leaders on the theme of multiculturalism leave the distinct and unpleasant odour of a concerted attack hanging in the air. It started with Angela Merkel last October and has since been followed up by Jose Maria Aznar, David Cameron, Nicolas Sarkozy and – most recently – the Dutch Deputy Prime Minister, Maxime Verhagen. In each case, the evidence cited for multiculturalism’s failure is the growth of native Islamist violence.

EC donation to MDI’s partner – UJOSS PDF Print

sudanmapminiPublished: 15 February 2011

Region: South Sudan

MDI’s partner on the People’s Voice project, the Union of Journalists of South Sudan (UJOSS), received a generous donation of office and IT equipment from the EU Referendum Observation mission in Juba, South Sudan.

Sectarian tension & terror in Alexandria promoted in the Egyptian Media? PDF Print

Posted: 10 January 2011alexandriasmall

Country: Egypt

“...there have been many indications of the state supporting certain extremist Salafi groups that have spoken with hostility toward Copts on their television programmes and in mosque sermons.” – Common Ground News Service

The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is monitoring recent escalation of religious tension in Alexandria (Egypt) and calls for mobilisation of all of those who wish to promote the right of religious freedom, especially via the media in Egypt. MDI has been working in Egypt for several years to promote respect for diversity through the media.

Six Moroccan Journalists receive ‘Inclusive Journalism Award’ PDF Print

Event date: 10 December 2010

Country: MoroccomoroccoA1

The Media Diversity Institute, London, in partnership with the Nawafid Review, Morocco, awarded six journalists the ‘Inclusive Journalism Award’ on 10 December 2010, in Rabat, Morocco. The stories awarded tackled issues in Morocco such as homosexuality, sexual harassment of women, how society treats people with leprosy and mental illness, the employment of children, and the lives of sub-Saharan ethnic minorities. 

Debate on media’s role in good governance in a post-referendum South Sudan PDF Print

Posted: 29 November 2010

Region: Juba, South Sudan

The Union of Journalists of South Sudan (UJOSS) in cooperation with the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) organised a roundtable debate entitled ‘Will my voice be heard in the new South Sudan? - The Role of Leaders and the Media in post-referendum South Sudan’, on 26 November 2010, in Juba, South Sudan.

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