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Young Moroccan Journalists trained in Inclusive Journalism PDF Print

Date:  2-4 November 2009

Morocco IJW Nov09Region/Country: Morocco

Young journalists in Morocco participated in a 3 day workshop on Inclusive Journalism, between 2-4 November 2009. The course was organized by the Media Diversity Institute and run by Richard Cookson, a journalist working for UK TV Channel 4, and Moroccan journalist Mounia Belafia, who contributes to France 24. Topics discussed included: the importance of giving voices to all segments of society, not only the mainstream; the importance of alternative sources (not only official ones); basic principles of reporting diversity; managing prejudice, avoiding stereotypes and the use of language; and the importance of building bridges with civil society.

 
Moroccan Young Inclusive Journalists' Network to produce articles on diversity PDF Print

Date: Summer-Autumn 2009

Region/Country: Morocco

A Moroccan Young Inclusive Journalists' Network has been formed following a training course in inclusive journalism organised by the Media Diversity Institute. The journalist's in the network will produce Radio & TV programmes and articles on diversity to be placed in the Moroccan media, and will use the network to discuss issues related to diversity and receive guidance from experienced journalists.

 
Worldwide database of media trainers launched PDF Print

Date: 16 October 2009

Region/Country: London, UK

A database of media trainers from around the world is seeking journalists who have experience training in the areas of diversity, human rights, conflict and media relations.

Interested trainers should submit a brief profile, including fields of expertise, regions/countries worked in, media format experience and languages spoken.

 
Study on Media & Diversity in Europe PDF Print

Media4Diversity ImagePosted: 30 September 2009

Region/Country: Europe

The Study on Media & Diversity publication ‘Media4Diversity - Taking the Pulse of Diversity in the Media’ is now available. The Study on Media & Diversity has identified over 150 initiatives by, or about, the media that counter discrimination and promote diversity, across Europe. From the 150, 30 selected examples have been included in the final publication together with analysis and recommendations for future action based on the research. The study was conducted by the Media Diversity Institute, Internews Europe and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), and commissioned by the European Commission.

 
Reporting Diversity Workshops for Moroccan Academics PDF Print

Date: 15-19 October 2009

Morocco RDCD Oct09Region/Country: Morocco

The Media Diversity Institute organised two 2-day Reporting Diversity Curricula Development workshops for journalism academics in Morocco, between 15-19 October 2009.  The first workshop was held in Rabat, and was attended by academics from ISIC, private journalism institutes in Casablanca, and Marrakech University among others, while the second workshop took place in Ifrane, and included academics from Al Akhawayn, Fez, Oujda, and Meknes universities.

The main aim of the workshops was to introduce the central concepts that underpin the practice of critical, inclusive, and responsible journalism. The workshops focused on a range of issues whose professional coverage is essential to the empowerment of civil society, intercultural understanding/dialogue and the strengthening of democratic values. These issues included: Ethnicity, Religion, Gender/women's issues, Age, People with Disabilities, and Human/civil rights.

MDI will offer support to a minimum of five of the academics who attended the workshops and who are eager to develop and teach their own Reporting Diversity modules, as a follow up. The workshops were supported by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. For more information please contact Ms Mona El Hamdani, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Azeri journalists produce articles on diversity PDF Print

Date: 13-22 October 2009

Region/Country: Azerbaijan

Eight young Azeri journalists participated in a production orientated training event, organised by the Media Diversity Institute in Baku between October 13-22, 2009. With help from experienced UK and local tutors, they produced articles on diversity issues that were placed in leading Azeri newspapers in the form of a supplement.

The course is part of a 2-year project, jointly managed by Article 19 and MDI, designed to strengthen freedom of expression (FoE) in Azerbaijan through advocacy for legal reform, in particular abolition of criminal defamation, and capacity building of the media. The project is funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For more info contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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