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“Clean Living” Nominated for Samir Kassir Award PDF Print

Published: 6 June 2013

Region: Middle East

clean living filmThe short film "Clean Living”, supported by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI), was nominated for the prestigious Samir Kassir Award. Ahmed Ateyya, the co-founder of Wojood Media Production which produced “Clean Living”, said that “it is an honour and a great achievement to be finalist in one of the most competitive journalism in the Middle East”.

He expressed his gratitude to the MDI team for supporting quality journalist, especially to the MDI trainer and journalist Richard Cookson.

Diversity and the Media Studies Broaden Your World PDF Print

Deadline 15 June 2013

Country: UK

MA students dinnerThe application deadline for the MA in Diversity and the Media at Westminster University is 15th of June. The new course, created with the help of the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is starting in September 2013 and the new students can apply here.

All sorts of financial help, grants and scholarships are available for the applicants from all over the world, but one scholarship will be awarded to the applicant from Egypt.

For more information on how to find a scholarship for MA Diversity and the Media, please click here or if you are interested to apply for the scholarship awarded to the applicants frrom Egypt, please contact Roza Tsagarousianou at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MDI’s Lebanese Partner to Visit London for a Study Tour on Diversity PDF Print

Dates: 3 – 6 June 2013

Country: UK, London

lebanon visitA group of seven reporters and media experts from Lebanon will visit London aiming to exchange expertise on inclusive practices in British media institutions and universities.

Between 3 and 6 June, together with MDI director Milica Pesic and project manager Farid Littleproud, the delegation will meet the head of diversity at BBC and the Guardian, and the director of Channel 4 News, as well as a group of UK academics and journalists.

Report “Innocent Mistakes”: How Media Failure Inspires Hate PDF Print

Published: 16 May 2013

Region: Worldwide

innocent mistakes photoThe Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) launched a report that gets to the heart of the ethical crisis facing journalists and media who struggle to maintain standards in the online age. The report Innocent Mistakes highlights the influence on media of deeply-embedded stereotypes and how the rush to publish is squeezing editorial standards, says Aidan White, the editor of the report.

The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) has contributed to the report by providing the analysis of media in the UK and the United States. MDI team members are amongst the authors of the report, as well as the designers of a publication.

The EJN report reviews coverage by major media in Britain, the United States, Turkey and Pakistan of the controversy over the Innocence of Muslims , a short video which came to prominence in September last year when it was uploaded to YouTube with anti-Islamic content.


MDI’s Inclusive Journalism Network Expands to China PDF Print

Date: 20-21 April 2013

Country: China

hong kong 2The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) established the Hong Kong Inclusive Journalism Network (HKIJN) to encourage academics from Hong Kong, China mainland and the West to share the ideas, goals and materials concerning the inclusive journalism and diversity in media.

The HKIJN was set up at the conference in Hong Kong held on 20-21 April 2013 and organised by the MDI and the Institute for Journalism and Society, of the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU).

By initiating and organizing the conference in Hong Kong, the MDI has proven its leading role in promoting the inclusive and diverse media around the world, now including China.

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