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Report Back: #GlobalMILWeek PDF Print

29 October 2018

Country: Lithuania

JMILast week, Media Diversity Institute (MDI) Executive Director Milica Pesic participated in the Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) conference in Kaunas, Lithuania, where she discussed our ongoing work countering hate speech in the media and online.

“What can we do with hate speech,” she asked during her panel, titled Media and Information Literacy: Tackling Hate, Intolerance, Exclusion and Radicalization.

“At MDI we have different tools in our arsenal, but almost always find that when we encounter hate speech in the media, we struggle to choose the right tool to confront it. Do we complain to the relevant (self) regulatory bodies? Educate people who run the outlet, or post hate speech on the Internet? Mock it?”

In addition to our panel, MDI was able to participate in a robust conversation about the current state of media and information literacy around the world today.

 
Call for Entries: Make the Internet A Better Place PDF Print

Deadline: 30 November 2018

Region: Europe

GTTO_MDI_-_Fight_Hate_Meme_Contest_websiteHelp us make the Internet a better place! As part of Global Media and Information Literacy week, we are working on a new project alongside our partner Get the Trolls Out, and we want to hear from you.

Do you create videos, infographics, GIFs or memes? Are you passionate about making social media a more inclusive, and tolerant space? The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is looking for original content that promotes awareness of anti-religious media content and demonstrates creative ways of to combat religious intolerance online.

 
Black History is British History PDF Print

Published: 25 October 2018

Region: UK

by Safiya Ahmed

New_BHMIt is that time of the year that we fill our shopping baskets with colourful gourds and admire the changing foliage in our city streets. But with the changing of the seasons, comes another awareness of colour in our national consciousness: Black History Month.

Our local libraries display head shots of Zadie Smith and Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie wearing colourful head-wraps and resurrect copies of Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father and Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom. A familiar media debate ensues: is an entire month devoted to Black history really necessary? Is it an excuse for the media to sow the seeds of racial division with op-ed pieces? What about “White History Month”—or Muslim, South Asian, or Latino history month, for that matter.

 
MDI on Fighting Hate Online at UNESCO MIL Week Event PDF Print

Dates: 24 – 31 October 2018

Countries: Latvia, Lithuania

UNESCO_MIL_Week_2018UNESCO is hosting the annual “Media and Information Literacy Week,". Amongst numerious activities around the world celebrating the importance of media and information literacy, UNESCO will host a conference on 24-31 October in Latvia and Lithuania. The aim of the MIL Week conference is to  highlight how access, understanding and use of new media technology and information systems can benefit cities beyond good governance. The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) Executive Director Milica Pesic will be speaking at the  panel titled “Media and Information Literacy Tackling Hate, Intolerance, Exclusion and Radicalization.”

 
Apply for Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment PDF Print

CallDeadline: 31 October 2018

Region: Worldwide

The International Labour Organisation in collaboration with the International Trade Union Confederation, the International Organisation of Employers, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Solidarity Centre, International Federation of Journalists, Equal Times, and Migrant Forum in Asia have just launched the fourth Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment which aims at recognizing exemplary media coverage on labour migration issues including recruitment of migrant workers.

They invite professional journalists to submit until 31st October 2018 up to two pieces of their work (entries must have been created and published between June 1, 2016 and October 31, 2018 to qualify) in two different categories:

(i)                Labour migration aspects; or

(ii)               Fair recruitment of migrant workers.

 
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