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MDI and Chada FM – a Partnership for Diversity PDF Print

Dates: 20 – 23 November 2013

Region: UK, London

moroccans_bbc_november_7The Media Diversity Institute organised a study tour to London for representatives of one its partners in Morocco – Chada FM. During this visit to London, the continuation of the partnership between one of the biggest commercial radio stations in Morocco and MDI was discussed.

Journalists, editors and the owner of this leading commercial radio station visited BBC Arabic, Spectrum Radio and discussed implementation of a Diversity Charter, as well as an audio diaries project as a way of giving a voice to unheard, ordinary Moroccans.

Dagestani Young Journalists in Search for Missing Voices PDF Print

Dates: 2-6 November 2013

Country: Russia, Makhachkala

dagestan_real“I got the tools to pursue my idea of a tolerant society. In foreign media Dagestan is usually linked to terrorism.  But, there is much more than that in here. Majority of people here just live normal lives. And that’s what I want to write about”.

This is how Alida Alieva summarised  her experience of the training organised by MDI and held 2-6 November in the capital of the Northern Caucasus Republic of Dagestan.

How to Harness Media Effectively PDF Print

Dates: 25-27 October 2013

Country: UK, London

vulnerable groups 1“I have always avoided interacting with the media because I didn’t have the knowledge of how to do so. But when you know how to prepare yourself you feel safer approaching them”. This is how Amena Amer, researcher at Center for Studies of Arab and Muslim issues explains the importance of the training on  media relations held on 25 - 27 October in London.

The training was organised by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) with an aim to help civil society organisations (CSOs) representing vulnerable groups understand better media culture. One of the objectives was explain to CSOs how to deliver their messages to the media and how to make thembe heard.

MDI “Strengthening Media Freedom” in Serbia PDF Print

Published: 12 November 2013

Country: Serbia

serbian newspapersThe Media Diversity Institute (MDI), as a partner in a consortium led by EPTISA, has been awarded the European Union funded project named “Strengthening Media Freedom”. In the next two years MDI, EPTISA Regional Office for Southeast Europe and Zivkovic-Samardzic Law Office will support the efforts of the Serbian Government in the harmonisation of the legal framework governing the media sector and in the enhancement of the competences of journalists and media professionals.

MDI’s work on promoting professionalism in journalism, inclusiveness and diversity in media through various training programmes, conferences and publications, has been recognised as necessary in enforcing the freedom of expression and applying the EU and the Council of Europe’s standards in the field of media.

MDI in Consultations on EU Support to Media PDF Print

Dates: 7-9 November 2013

Region: Western Balkans and Turkey

brussels 2 ec balkans nov 2013The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) has taken part in the consultation on European Union (EU) support to media in the enlargement region, Western Balkans and Turkey.  The group of media professionals and experts from the region has gathered in Brussels on 7 – 9 November to work on the draft guidelines for EU support for media freedom and media integrity.

This was the first round of consultation between multi-stakeholders from the enlargement region and European Commission’s representatives. As one of the participants at the meeting in European Commission, MDI has intervened suggesting better media literacy programmes for journalism colleges and universities to be included in the EU Guidelines for media in the enlargement region.

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