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MDI Brings Egyptian Media Experts to London PDF Print

Published: 19 August 2013

Region: UK, Egypt

frontlineclub2Influential Egyptian media experts visited London for a study tour and a conference to discuss the role of media in Egypt today, responsible journalism, as well as the legal, ethical and financial reasons for inclusive reporting.

The two-day tour ‘Inclusive Media for Inclusive Societies’ took place on 15th and 16th of August and it was organised by the Media Diversity Institute.

Debates like the one at the Frontline Club, were organised to discuss  the ability of the Egyptian media to provide an inclusive debate on the issues relevant to all Egyptians.

 
MDI Representatives Address the UN in Geneva PDF Print

Date: 24 July 2013

Region: Worldwide

milica bracho un widerThe Media Diversity Institute’s Director, Milica Pesic, addressing delegates at the 5th session of the Ad Hoc Committee under the Office of the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights, on 24 July 2013, talked about the responsibilities of the media as related to xenophobia and racial discrimination highlighting cases in the UK.

“It was a great opportunity for MDI to share with the Committee members our experience from both ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ worlds.  To identify correctly the line between the right to free expression and the right to equality requires a lot of professional skill, clear ethical value and knowledge, everywhere in the world. Nowadays when journalists are under the pressure of ever-growing workloads, threats of job losses and political pressures from all sides, it’s easy to blame ethnic or religious minorities for all the bad things happening in our societies,” says Ms Pesic.

 
Similarities before Differences PDF Print

Dates: 9 – 10 July

Country: Serbia, Belgrade

lgbt seminar serbiaOne of the participants of the “Reporting LGBT” workshop held in Belgrade used the above title to summarise what he learned about the topic at the event organised by the OSCE Media Office in Serbia.

The workshop held on 9-10 July in Belgrade was the first workshop with the topic of Reporting LGBT issues. The author of the programme was Milica Pesic, the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) Executive Director.

She insisted during the workshop that the journalists should first find it is the thing that all citizens regardless their race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation have in common and only then what makes them different from each other.

 
MDI Seeks Moscow-based Project Coordinator PDF Print

Date: Until March 2014

Location: Russia, Moscow

drops of springThe Media Diversity Institute (MDI) in cooperation with the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) is seeking a part-time Project Coordinator to work on its project Fighting Discrimination in Russia through Tolerant and Inclusive Reporting project.

The position is open immediately and runs until March 2014.

The project coordinator should have a background in implementing media development projects in Russia.

 

 
Finalisation of a Project “Let the Roma Youth Be Heard” PDF Print

Published: 5 July 2013

Region: Europe

ostrava romani 1Let the Roma Youth Be Heard”, a project run by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) through 2012 and first half of 2013, has come to an end.

In the final stage of the project and in the partnership with Open Society Foundation (OSF), several articles and videos have been produced. They focused on the Roma communities living in Kosovo, Croatia and Czech Republic.

During the whole project, MDI provided a series of media training courses on storytelling, social media networking, shooting, editing and uploading for the young Roma, Gypsies and Travellers residing in the UK.

 
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