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Workshop for women media trainers to take place in Cambodia PDF Print

Date: October 26 to November 6, 2009.

Region/Country: Cambodia

Women media practitioners in Cambodia who have at least five to seven years work experience are invited to join a media workshop for trainers in Phonm Phenh, Cambodia, from October 26 to November 6. Participants will learn about the methodologies and applications of media development which can assist them as professional media trainers. Applicants can have experience in radio, television and/or print media, and should have good knowledge of English.


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Guide for journalists aims to foster civic education PDF Print

Posted: September 30, 2009

Region/Country: Worldwide

A free manual on civic education presents knowledge on the relationship between media and active citizenship.

The recently launched "Civic Education for Media Professionals: A Training Manual"aims to encourage civic reporting and competence among journalists.

The manual was drafted by Professor Fackson Banda from South Africa in collaboration with the Nordic Information Centre on Media and Communication Research (Nordicom) in Sweden and the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). It was published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

'Media & Cultural Diversity in Europe & North America' Study published PDF Print

Posted: 3 November 2009Media and Cultural Diversity Book Image

Region/Country: Western Europe & North America

How successfully are the media responding to the challenges of cultural diversity in countries such as France, Britain, Germany, the United States and Canada, each of which is home to large immigrant populations? What are the innovative actions and best practices? What roles are played by public and private institutions and civil society at large?

This study presents a state‐of‐the‐art survey of what is known about the media and cultural diversity in key West European countries together with Canada and the US, and offers a forward‐looking view of the complex relationship between the media, public opinion and institutional actors during the past 20 years.

Media and Cultural Diversity Debate to take place in London PDF Print

Date: 6.30 pm to 8 pm, Thursday 19 November 2009

Location: University of Westminster, Regent Street Campus, 309 Regent Street, London

This debate on the future of media representations of cultural diversity is organised by the Panos Paris Institute, in association with the University of Westminster. The event will mark the publication of a study entitled “Media and Cultural Diversity in Europe and North America”, conducted by the Panos Paris Institute. A panel of contributors to the study will discuss, together with an audience of journalists and media practioners, policy makers, academics, and activists, such questions as:

  • What are the study’s most significant findings?
  • What innovative actions and best practices does it highlight?
  • What prospects does it see for the future?


Panellists include: Mukti Jain Campion (UK), Author and producer, Culture Wise; Claire Frachon (France), Journalist and European media consultant; Myria Georgiou (UK), Dept of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science; Tarik Sabry, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Theory, University of Westminster.

To secure your place at this event, please RSVP to Gabrielle Beyl at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

TV programme on Freedom of Expression in Azerbaijan PDF Print

Date:  28 October – 6 November 2009

Region/Country: Azerbaijan

Ten TV journalists from Azerbaijan worked together to produce a TV programme in Baku, with the support of the Media Diversity Institute. The training was led by Nick Nugent, from the BBC, and Gulu Maharramli, from Azerbaijan. Participants came from Sheki, Lenkoran, Khachmaz, Mingachevir as well as Baku. The programme included a debate on Freedom of Expression for all in Azerbaijan. The training is part of the project 'Enhancing freedom of expression and media capacity in Azerbaijan' which MDI is working on together with Article 19 and Yeni Nesil.

Journalism conference to take place at Moscow University PDF Print

Deadline: 20 November 2009

Region/Country: Russia

Journalists, journalism professors and students are invited to a conference at the Lomonosov Moscow State University from February 9 to 11, 2010. Deadline to apply: 20 November 2009. The conference will discuss theories of systemic change in society and media; media law and ethics; the influence of modern technology on journalism; the global financial crisis and its influence on the content, creativity, intercultural communication, foreign media, PR and language of media; gender issues and other themes.  For more information (in Russian) click here

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