Conferences/Events/Seminars
This Year’s Central Asia Human Rights Festival Focuses on Diversity PDF Print

1 November 2018

Region: Central Asia

By Mikhail Yakovlev

BishkekBishkek, Kyrgyzstan will host the 12th annual Central Asia Human Rights Film Festival this month, honoring the seventieth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights with a line up of twenty-four films exploring themes of diversity and discrimination.

Each film will focus on stories of people facing intersectional oppression and inequality, from a range of different countries, including but not limited to Kyrgyzstan, Russia and the United States. Many of the films tell stories of migrants, and women from around the world.

“Why do discrimination, injustice and poverty continue to grow seventy years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?” said Tolekan Ismailova, when asked why the festival is focussing this year’s festival around diversity and discrimination. She went on to say that even though Kyrgyzstan has lived through two revolutions, and a period of ethnic violence in recent history, many of those who suffered the most have still not received full compensation, and continue to experience discrimination when it comes to accessing justice and basic human rights.

 
Report Back: #GlobalMILWeek PDF Print

29 October 2018

Country: Lithuania

JMILast week, Media Diversity Institute (MDI) Executive Director Milica Pesic participated in the Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) conference in Kaunas, Lithuania, where she discussed our ongoing work countering hate speech in the media and online.

“What can we do with hate speech,” she asked during her panel, titled Media and Information Literacy: Tackling Hate, Intolerance, Exclusion and Radicalization.

“At MDI we have different tools in our arsenal, but almost always find that when we encounter hate speech in the media, we struggle to choose the right tool to confront it. Do we complain to the relevant (self) regulatory bodies? Educate people who run the outlet, or post hate speech on the Internet? Mock it?”

In addition to our panel, MDI was able to participate in a robust conversation about the current state of media and information literacy around the world today.

 
Invisible Children: Children’s Media, Diversity and Forced Migration PDF Print

Date: 14 September 2018

Country: UK, London

15089979007_6d374862cf_bKing’s College London and the University of Westminster are hosting a symposium on September 14th, titled “Invisible Children: Children’s Media, Diversity and Forced Migration”. MDI’s executive director Milica Pesic will be chairing one of the sessions at the symposium. The session, named “Diversity in Children’s Screen Content: Why it Matters”, will explore the advances and setbacks in representation of diversity in children’s content. The panellists include practitioners and diversity advocated from organisations such as the International Broadcasting Trust and BBC Children.

 
Hatred in Everyday Life in Serbia PDF Print

Date: 28 February 2018

Country: Serbia, Belgrade

CZKD_Belgrade_Feb_2018_IvanaThe Media Diversity Institute (MDI) Western Balkans organised a debate on hate speech in a public discourse in Serbia. „Discrimination and hate speech have became part of public life. Both traditional and digital media as powerful influencers, often contribute to the forming of hateful attitude, particularly among young people. Therefore it is important to discuss the issue of hate speech, the role of the media, as well as the bounderies between freedom of expression and hate speech,“ MDI Westwern Balkans Director Ivana Jelaca said at the opening of the debate on 28 February in CZKD in Belgrade.

Discussing why the media are one of the main producers and promoters of hate speech, Jovanka Matic, Research Associate at Institute for Social Science, explained that hate speech in Serbia today is different than hate speech in Serbia during the Yugoslav wars and the crisis during 90s.

 
#MediaAgainstHate: "Not Censorship but Ethical Journalism" PDF Print

Dates: 5-6 October 2018

Country: Belgium, Brussels

MAH_Final_VideosAfter 18 month of active campaigning within #MediaAgainstHate project, several European organisations including the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) held the final conference in Brussels. The conference held on 5-6 March 2018 was attended by around 60 participants from all over Europe including journalists, community media, media regulators, journalists’ unions, IT companies and policymakers.

MDI Executive Director Milica Pesic explained why combating hate speech in the media through #MediaAgainstHate speech project was not only pleasant but successful: “A mixture of stakeholders always gives better results. Through this project we have put together journalists from mainstream as well as from community media, civil society organisations and unions. Fighting hate speech is a long and complex process, therefore fighting it together makes each stakeholder stronger”. Pesic warned that although #MediaAgainstHate project reached its end, “but there has to be a continuation of this important work because the fight against hate speech has not finished yet”.

 
Media and Value Based Conflicts Exchange in Belgrade PDF Print

Dates: 27-28 March 2018

Location: Belgrade, Serbia

March_Conf_belgrade_ENND_logoThe Media Diversity Institute Western Balkans and PDCS are inviting participants to attend the Media and Value-based conflicts exchange on 27-28 March in Belgrade. The aim of the Belgrade event is to discuss the role of media in current (and past) conflicts across Europe and to initiate conversation on potential solutions. The exchange will gather individual experts, journalists and civil society representatives from Europe to discuss how media influence conflicts in society, evaluate the situation in different parts of Europe, comparing and brainstorming the solutions. A workshop on the first day of conference will be conducted by Daniel Rzasa, a Google News Lab Teaching Fellow.

MDI Western Balkans and PDCS invite experienced individuals and/or civil society organisations to share their knowledge / good practice to join us in Belgrade. Due to the limited number of places, attentive participants are kindly asked to fill in this form and to submit by 28 February 2018. MDI Western Balkans and PDCS will notify successful applicants by 5. March 2018. For more information please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the organisers.

 
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