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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

 
Egyptian academics develop Reporting Diversity Curricula with Media Diversity Institute support PDF Print

Date:  2009

Region/Country: Egypt

Three academics from Cairo University, and three from other Egyptian academic institutions developed Reporting Diversity courses, with the support of the Media Diversity Institute, which they now teach at their universities to journalism students. They were mentored in the development of the courses, by Naomi Sakr and Rasha Abdullah, two prominent academics from the UK and Egypt respectively, during 2009. The mentoring programme was organised by the Media Diversity Institute, with the support of the UK Embassy in Cairo. For more info contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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.

 
The Radio for Peacebuilding Africa Awards 2009 PDF Print

Deadline: October, 31

Region/Country: Subsaharan Africa

The Radio for Peacebuilding Africa Awards 2009 seeks to recognise the best radio programmes that contribute to peace in Africa.

The awards celebrate radio programmes which reduce tensions in groups and communities, which enhance and give value to shared interests, which break down listener stereotypes, and/or which provide positive role models. Three prizes will be awarded in each category in November 2009. The first prize is 250 euros, the second 100 euros and the third 50 euros.

More info: http://radiopeaceawards.org/en/index.htm

 
Plural + video festival for youth on its way to promote diversity PDF Print

Deadline: October, 10

Region: All regions

Youth from around the world are invited to participate in the PLURAL+ Video Festival on the themes of migration, diversity, and identity. The festival is a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAoC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with many important international agencies.

PLURAL + aims to empower young people to speak about what they think of migration and diversity and be heard by others all over the world.

Youth ages 9 to 25 are invited to submit short videos on thoughts, experiences and questions on migration-related themes and on the challenges of ensuring respect among various communities.

 

More info: http://www.unaoc.org/pluralplus/

 
‘Inclusive Media for Inclusive Societies’ conference report 2009 PDF Print

IMIS Booklet Cover ImageDate: July 2009

Country: Morocco

This booklet is a record of the speeches and debates from the ‘Inclusive Media for Inclusive Societies’ event, which took place in Rabat, Morocco, over two days in July 2009, when 150 media experts and civil society representatives from Morocco, North Africa & the Middle East and Europe shared their views on respon­sible journalism and the role of media as a forum for national dialogue in the North Afri­can context.

 
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