Conferences/Events/Seminars
MDI at the Global Forum for Media Development PDF Print

Dates: 20 – 22 September 2016

Country: Indonesia, Jakarta

Milica_Pesic_at_GFMD_Jakarta_2016The Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) held its fourth international conference titled “Decoding the Future: Rethinking Media for a New World” in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) participated at the World Forum by presenting its project Get the Trolls Out.

In a session Youth v. Propaganda, MDI Executive Director Milica Pesic explained how the project targeted younger users of the social media and helped them recognise myths, lies, or hateful rhetoric and deal with them in constructive ways by using different mechanisms – from street theatre, radio debates, documentary films to cartoons or off and online debates. Pesic also presented the MDI guide for countering hate speech on Twitter.

 
Women in Conflict from a Writer's Perspective PDF Print

Date: 21 September 2016

Country: UK, London

Womens_Interfaith_NetworkThe Women’s Interfaith Network (WIN) is organising an event “Women in Conflict from a Writer’s Perspective”. Shami Chakrabarti will talk to Elif Shafak, Bahiyyih Nakhjanvani and Saurav Dutt  on 21 September  at Adelaide House in London.

WIN is a movement of women committed to building a more trusting and inclusive society. WIN is also an organisation that would like to see “a deep-seated change in the way they relate to people of other religions and cultures, where similarities are celebrated and differences are not considered hurdles to friendship”.

 
Media Diversity On and Off-Screen PDF Print

Date: 8 November 2016

Country: UK, London

Diversity_On_and_Off_Screen_Channel_4Experts and representatives from Channel 4, BBC, Sky, Creative Diversity Network and the British Film Institute will gather to discuss how the media sector can increase diversity, both on and off-screen, taking into account the demographics of ethnicity, sexuality, disability, religion, socio-economic and body size at the event on 8 November 2016 in London. They will also look at options for policy in terms of funding, regulation and education to encourage more representational recruitment and staff development practices throughout the industry.

"The event on 8 November 2016 in London takes place the context of the Creative Diversity Network’s launch of Diamond later this year, Channel 4’s 360° diversity charter report, and the BBC’s charter renewal process,” says the organizer Westminster Media Forum . The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) will take a part at this event.

 
MDI at UNESCO European MIL Forum PDF Print

Dates: 27 – 29 June 2016

Country: Latvia, Riga

UNESCO_European_MILThe Media Diversity Institute Western Balkans participated at the UNESCO Second European Media and Information Forum. Participants at the event held in Riga on 27-29 June discussed media and information literacy (MIL) in the European media landscape, discussed challanges and reviewed some successful stories of how to empower audience to be more critical and skilful in the digital enviroment. One of the key conclusions of the Forum is about the substantial lack of knowledge about the ’other’ in the media, as well as about the need for intercultural dialogue.

 
Danube Media and Information Literacy Workshop PDF Print

Dates: 24 March – 2 April 2016

Country: Serbia

DanubeThe media literacy workshop is designed as interactive, innovative and inclusive travelling classroom for young people who are interested in learning how to use media tools.  The workshop aims to initiate peace education, reconciliation and intercultural and interfaith dialogue. It will take place in Serbia, from 24 March to 2 April 2016.

Danube Media and Information Workshop is a part of the Media Education Centre project . More information on programme, participation and fees can be found here. Registration is now open and everyone is welcome, especially teenagers and their teachers, university students and young people.

 
Gender Equality in the Media to be Discussed in Geneva PDF Print

Dates: 7 – 10 December 2015

Country: Geneva, Switzerland

Screen_Shot_2015-11-14_at_14.45.48It will take another 70 years to achieve gender equality in the media, reports UNESCO quoting an actress and advocate for better representation of women in the media Geena Davis. During four decades of research and development actions, little has changed and women’s participation, their leadership and fair representation in media and technology are way below comparing to their male counterparts.

To coincide with the International Human Rights Day, UNESCO and the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG) will hold the first International Development Cooperation Meeting and the first General Assembly of GAMAG, in Geneva on 7 – 10 December 2015. As one of the partners, the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is determined to keep promoting gender equality in the media and to keep up the momentum and to support campaigns such as Women Make the News 2015 (WMN).

 
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