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Similarities before Differences PDF Print

Dates: 9 – 10 July

Country: Serbia, Belgrade

lgbt seminar serbiaOne of the participants of the “Reporting LGBT” workshop held in Belgrade used the above title to summarise what he learned about the topic at the event organised by the OSCE Media Office in Serbia.

The workshop held on 9-10 July in Belgrade was the first workshop with the topic of Reporting LGBT issues. The author of the programme was Milica Pesic, the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) Executive Director.

She insisted during the workshop that the journalists should first find it is the thing that all citizens regardless their race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation have in common and only then what makes them different from each other.

IJNet Contest for Best Coverage of Infectious Diseases PDF Print

Deadline: 1 August 2013

Regions: US, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa

africa gates foundationJournalists from the United States, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa can win international reporting trips worth up to $10,000 for submitting the best stories on infectious diseases.

Stories can address diseases including AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and must be in English or French.

The deadline for submission is 1st of August 2013.

‘Another Night on Earth’ Shows the Diversity of Egyptian Society PDF Print

Published: 10 July 2013

Region: Egypt, Cairo

taxi1A taxi, a driver and passengers are the main three elements of the documentary ‘Another Night on Earth’ that tells the story of ordinary Egyptians that debate and argue about the present and future of the country since the Revolution. An uprising that continues more alive than ever after the last protests that let the army to take over, oust the President Mohammed Morsi and dissolve the Parliament.

The documentary with the explicit reference to the Jim Jarmusch's film, captures the opinions of the passengers through conversations in taxis reflecting the diversity of Egyptian society in the midst of the revolution.

Free Online Course for Reporting on Gender, Religion, Health and Education PDF Print

Deadline: 7 September 2013

Region: Worldwide

women-religion2The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) offers an online course for reporting on gender, health, education and religion. “International Coverage of Gender, Health, Education and Religion," is a free six-week seminar from 24th September to 2nd November.

This course will bring together international journalists to critically examine the portrayal of women in religion, and explore related issues of health and education. It aims to provide an understanding of the breadth and diversity of the role of women in religion, and opening up their vistas to the critical role religion plays in shaping health and education policies.

The seminar will be offered in English and Arabic and is designed to be a lasting resource for journalists leading the field in excellence in religion writing and reporting.

MDI Seeks Moscow-based Project Coordinator PDF Print

Date: Until March 2014

Location: Russia, Moscow

drops of springThe Media Diversity Institute (MDI) in cooperation with the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) is seeking a part-time Project Coordinator to work on its project Fighting Discrimination in Russia through Tolerant and Inclusive Reporting project.

The position is open immediately and runs until March 2014.

The project coordinator should have a background in implementing media development projects in Russia.


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