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Conference on How Inclusive is Algerian Media PDF Print

algeria confDate: 30 September 2013

Country: Algiers, Algeria

The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) with the support of UK Embassy in Algiers and local daily newspaper El Watan, held a conference in order to discuss how inclusive is the Algerian media.

After an introduction by UK Ambassador in Algiers, Mr. Martyn Roper, about the necessity to encourage the expression of diversity and inclusion in the Algerian media, the panelists expressed their views about the place of marginalized voices in the Algerian newspapers, television and radio.

MDI as UNESCO’s Partner for Global Forum on Media and Gender PDF Print

Published: 3 October 2013

Region: Worldwide

forum4The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) has become UNESCO’s partner for the ‘Global Forum on Media and Gender’, which aims to reduce gender inequalities in media. MDI together with UNESCO and other leaders and decision-makers in media, civil society, governments and human rights organisations, will globally cooperate to add momentum to gender equality and to empower women in and through media.

“The role of media and individuals is crucial. The equality starts at home, and should be encouraged by education and definitely through and in the media. This puts a huge responsibility on media industry,” said Milica Pesic MDI Executive Director in her message to UNESCO’s Global Forum.

Algerian Stories through Women's Eyes PDF Print

Date: 22-28 September 2013

Country: Algiers, Algeria

algeria workshop sept 2013What a blind, young singer from the Western part of Algeria has in common with 64-years old woman from the capital Algiers who never got married? Or with the sport woman who wears burka and have problems finding a job? What is common for a woman living in polygamy with piano student or with a Syrian immigrant married to Algerian?

All of them are women whose stories were produced at the workshop organised by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) and its local partner Association des Femmes en Communication (ANFEC). The workshop named “Algerian Stories through Women’s Eyes”took place on 22-28 September in Algerian capital city, Algiers.

British Minister Praises MDI Work in Morocco PDF Print

Published: 16 September 2013

Country: Morocco

MP-moroccoUK Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt has praised Media Diversity Institute’s work during a trip to Morocco. He showed special interest in the audio vignettes project that MDI did with its local partner Chada FM, compiling the voices of Moroccans all around the country and giving them opportunity to speak about their perception of the media.

During his visit, Burt met members of the Moroccan government and British Embassy’s partners represented in the civil society organisations and the media.

Reporting of Vulnerable Groups in Russia PDF Print

Date: 29 August 2013

Country: Russia, Moscow

russia workshop august 2013There is a strong need for world's media to establish and to implement principles of responsible reporting on diversity, migration and marginalised groups. With focus on Russian media, the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) and the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) organised a workshop in Moscow aiming to discuss media coverage of immigration and ethnic diversity.

One of the objectives of the training "Diversity and migration reporting of vulnerable groups in the media: the experience of the four regions" was to promote public dialogue on migration and to reaffirm the principles of professional ethics and the equal representation of different social groups in the Russian media.

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