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Media forum on freedom and democracy to be held in Nairobi PDF Print

Deadline: March 29, 2010

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

The Somalia-based South and Central Journalists Association (SOCJA) is organizing a media forum to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, in June. The forum will feature speakers from across the world, who will discuss the safety, responsibility and impact of journalism today. Registration deadline: March 29. Journalists, media managers, freelancers, and anyone else with an interest in media can attend.

Print journalists can submit works on 'inclusive development' PDF Print

Date: February 15, 2010

Region: Worldwide

Teams of journalists from around the world whose reporting focuses on human rights can submit works to the KC Kulish International Award for Excellence in Print Journalism. Deadline: February 15. This year's award theme is “Inclusive Development” – the process of ensuring that all marginalized or excluded groups are included in the development process.

Kiev, Ukraine to host trainings on convergent media PDF Print

Deadline: February 5, 2010

Country: Ukraine

Journalists and editors of print and online Ukrainian regional media are invited to trainings on media convergence. Deadline for applications for journalists: February 5; for editors: February 12.

During the courses, which will take place in Kyiv, students will learn to create high-quality materials for convergent media. Travel fare and accommodation will be paid by the organizers.

Inclusive Journalism course for Moroccan journalists PDF Print

Date: 18-20 February 2010

Location: Tangier, Morocco

Young journalists in Morocco will be trained in inclusive journalism, by Richard Cookson, a journalist working for UK TV Channel 4, and Dr Abdelauahab Errami, a Moroccan journalism expert and professor at ISIC.

Topics to be discussed include: 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.

The workshop forms part of the Young Reporters’ Diversity Network segment of the Media Diversity Institute’s two year training programme, designed to promote inclusive journalism in Morocco. The workshop is supported by the UK Embassy in Rabat.

For more information and to apply for the course contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Racism on the Internet PDF Print

Posted on: January 19, 2010

Region: worldwide

Racism on the Internet, by Dr Yaman Akdeniz, is the the new title published by the Council of Europe. Racism was a pressing social problem long before the emergence of the digital age. The advancement of digital communication technologies such as the Internet has, however, added a new dimension to this problem by providing individuals and organisations with modern and powerful means to propagate racism and xenophobia.

"Do the media help fight Radicalism?” - Cairo roundtable PDF Print

Date: 1 February 2010

Location: Cairo, Egypt

As a response to a recent religious incident in Cairo, the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is organising a roundtable to offer the media and freedom of religion thinkers, international and local, a possibility for dialogue on the role of the media in fighting religious radicalism. Two leading British experts will share their thoughts on extremism versus pluralism and journalists’ do's and don’ts:  Ghaffar Hussain of the Quilliam Foundation and Paresh Solanki – the Council of Europe’s media expert and MDI Trustee. Egyptian speakers to be confirmed.

The roundtable is part of a broader International Religious Freedom programme, run by a consortium made up of Freedom House, MDI and The Becket Fund

For an overview of the facts of the shooting in Nag Hammadi which happened during the Coptic Christmas celebrations, please check the following report published on the Arab West Report:

For more information on the round table, please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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