#VeloSinEtiquetas: Breaking Stereotypes Around the Hijab PDF Print

24 September 2019

Country: Spain

Screen_Shot_2019-09-24_at_5.27.39_PMEarlier this month, MDI’s “New Neighbours” partner Al Fanar Foundation for Arab Knowledge launched a campaign called, “Velos Enquietas" or "Veils Without Labels."

The campaign is meant to target journalists, and help them avoid problematic tropes and stereotypes when reporting on Islam—particularly when it comes to Muslim women, who wear the hijab.

“We wanted to look at the hijab because there are all of these stereotypes that women are either being controlled by their husband, or they are this exotic woman who has been liberated [from the veil],” explains Pedro Rojo.


Spot Racism Online PDF Print
Published: 10 November 2014

Region: Worldwide

spot_racism_onlineThe global nature of the Internet, combined with easy access to technology and, most crucially, anonymity, makes it an ideal platform from which to promote hate.

Light-On Project consortium, which encourages cross-community actions for combating racism and discrimination, and The Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum published recently the Anti-Racism Toolkit. Focusing on internet racist discourse, the project has also produced a more specific booklet: Spot Racism Online.

Where are the Women - Guide for Media in the Arab World PDF Print

Published: 18 March 2013

Region: Middle East and North Africa

where are the womenEuro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) has published the Guide on Gender in Media Coverage of Political Transition in the Arab world. The Guide is designed for the media professionals, journalists, editors, bloggers and programme producers and offers ideas for new angles for media coverage of transition and it is available in English, Arabic and French.

This guide produced by Lesley Abdela is a useful practical help for any media covering Arab countries: Syria, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Algeria et al.

Lesley Abdela, an international media relations and gender issues expert, works as the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) trainer. She has contributed to the several MDI training courses and workshops. More recently Abdela has been participating as a MDI trainer in the MDI's two year project ‘Media Evolution: Towards an Inclusive, Responsible & Independent Media in Morocco’, supported by the European Union Delegation, and UK and Swiss Embassies in Rabat.

“Whether you are a journalist, editor or blogger, you play a pivotal role in the world. Specifically, in media coverage of governments, constitutions, elections and violations, you can influence the public’s perception of women’s significance in shaping reforms in society, women’s status as credible leaders and experts in their fields, and women as sources for reliable information and thoughtful opinion.The guide gives practical tips and examples on how to do this by asking two very simple questions: “Where are the women?” and “How will this topic impact women?” – it is written in the introduction of the Gender Guide published by EMHRN.

Handy Books for Journalists on Religion PDF Print

Date: 27 September 2012

Country: UK, London

zacharias_pieriLapido Media will be launching a new book series “Handy Books for Journalists on Religion in World Affairs” on Thursday 27th of September at Frontline Club, Paddington. The first book of a new series is Tablighi Jamaat by Dr Zacharias Pieri who is a a political sociologist with extensive ethnographic research experience of British Muslim communities.

Tablighi Jamaat, the world’s biggest Islamic revival movement, was founded in India in 1926 to purge the backslidden of British and Hindu influence.

“Now it is here in force in the West, bent on building a supermosque in east London, and preparing the faithful for paradise. Their separatist ethos and other-worldly purpose divide scholars and puzzle journalists”, says in the introduction of Lapido Media new book.

UNESCO Releases Community Media Handbook PDF Print

communitymediaPublished: 17 February 2012

Region: Worldwide

UNESCO has published a new good practice guide, a collection of case studies in community media, intended to provide inspiration and support for those engaged in community media advocacy as well as to raise awareness and understanding of community media among policy makers and other stakeholders.

Training Manual on Human Trafficking for Journalists PDF Print

stophumantraffickinglogoPublished: 17 January 2012

Region: Balkans & Worldwide

This training manual for journalists produced by Serbia-based NGO ASTRA (Anti Trafficking Action) with the support of OSCE Mission to Serbia was created to offer fundamental information and writing recommendations to all those who write or wish to write about the phenomenon of trafficking in women.

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