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South Social Meets Jewish Culture PDF Print

Date: 18 March 2017

Country: UK, London

South_Social_JewishAfter its success in hosting a night of celebrating the culture of Lebanon, the South Social Film Festival is organising an event dedicated to the Jewish culture. On Saturday 18 March, in the Cinema Museum in London, the South Social will screen a movie “Through the Wall” by Rama Burshtein. The film is using a universal topic such as wedding, dating and all the rules that go with it and transfers elements of a typical Bridget Jones romp to an ultra-Orthodox Jewish setting.

The South Social will be also celebrating the International Women's day. The organisers promise a night of great kosher cuisine and raving music by the band TANTZ, which is a klezmer trio with Balkan beats and gypsy jazz influences.

 
MDI Panellists Debate China at the Journalism Festival in Perugia PDF Print

Date: 5 April 2017

Country: Italy, Perugia

MDI_in_PerugiaAt the International Journalism Festival in Perugia 2017, the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) will host a panel “China: Between Traditional and Digital Media”. The panel moderated by MDI Executive Director Milica Pesic on 5 April in Perugia will discuss the efforts by some traditional media to ‘voice the citizens’ and take more responsibility towards the public.

Does the Internet offer enough opportunities for Chinese citizens and activists to air their concerns even though micro-blogging sites such as WeChat and Weibo enjoy massive popularity across the the country? For instance, Weibo has 600 million registered accounts and 60 million active daily users.

 
Journalists against Hate Workshop in Zagreb PDF Print

Dates: 26 – 27 May 2017

Country: Croatia, Zagreb

Croatia_Journalists_ProtestJournalists reporting topics concerning refugees, migrants and ethnicity are invited to participate in a workshop within the project Media against Hate in which the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is one of the partners. The workshop will gather 25 journalists who have to be residents in the EU member countries, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It aims to exchange best practices and guidelines promoting ethical journalism on these issues. It will also focus on challenges for hate speech in Croatia.

The workshop “Reporting Refugees, Migrants, Ethnicity” will take place on 26 - 27 May 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia. To participate in the workshop, please register here by 3 April 2017.

 
"Make Your CSO Visible" Digital Workshop in Macedonia PDF Print

Dates: 21 – 23 February 2017

Country: Macedonia, Skopje

MAMIL_Digital_Training_3Civil society activists from eight organisations in Macedonia participated at the workshop on digital communications. They have been debating how to raise awareness on media literacy and their CSOs objectives and goals and whether their digital presence could be the answer.

During the training on 21 – 23 February in Skopje, organised by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) within the project Media Literacy in the Age of News Overabundance: Macedonian Coalition of Media and Information Literacy (MAMIL) led by the School of Journalism and PR (SJPR), activists from eight CSOs learned how to draft digital media strategy, how to wisely and responsible use social media networks and how to produce videos for the purposes of their campaigns.

 
MA Students' Films about Diversity and Inclusion PDF Print

Published: 6 March 2017

Country: UK, London

by Marit Van de Mortel

Ma_Students_2016_Dance_2Open. Curious. Flexible. Determined. Resourceful. These are some of the key qualities of a good documentary filmmaker that a lecturer Rani Khanna wanted to be reflected in her student’s work. Khana started teaching at the MA Diversity and the Media, designed and developed by the Media Diversity Institute and the University of Westminster in September 2016. Since then her postgraduate students produced five short documentaries screened at the University’s Harrow Campus.

Learning not only practical skills such as camerawork and editing, but also how to report diversity through documentaries, MA Diversity and the Media students covered a wide range of topics.

 
Hate Speech Against Migrants and Refugees in the Media PDF Print

Date: 10 February 2016

Region: Europe

Brussels_Meeting_Giulia_Refugees_Hate_SpeechAfter the avalanche that hit a hotel in central Italy in mid-January, a plethora of stories on the endless and brave work of rescuers dominated the media. Italians held their breath during the rescue operation in a race with time. The names, the faces, and the stories of those trapped in the hotel were soon read and shared by the whole country. But it was not until four days later that it emerged that a black man who worked in the hotel as a cleaner was under the collapsed building. No one was looking for him.

It was Faye Dame, a 30-year old man from Senegal who had lived and worked in Italy on a refugee status for three years. Italian media did not overlook the story. Mainstream media had his photos on their front pages and talked profusely about the refugee “with no criminal records” who was trapped under the snow. No other victim of the avalanche was given the same description. Why would they, after all?

 
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