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Reporting Diversity Workshops for Moroccan Academics PDF Print

Date: 15-19 October 2009

Region/Country: Morocco

MDI is organising two 2-day Reporting Diversity Curricula Development workshops for journalism academics in Morocco, between 15-19 October 2009. The main aim of the workshops is to introduce the central concepts that underpin the practice of critical, inclusive, and responsible journalism. The workshops will focus 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 include: Ethnicity, Religion, Gender/women's issues, Age, People with Disabilities, and Human/civil rights. The workshops are supported by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Following the workshops, MDI will offer support to a minimum of five academics eager to develop and teach their own Reporting Diversity modules.  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

 
Young Moroccan Journalists trained in Inclusive Journalism PDF Print

Date:  2-4 November 2009

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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

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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.

 
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