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Grants for African Journalists PDF Print

Deadline: 14 June 2013

Region: Africa

African Story Challenge 2About 100 reporting grants for stories on development issues will be offered to African reporters, as part of the $1 million programme African Story Challenge.

The project, which will run along two years, is looking for investigative, multimedia and data-driven stories that intend to improve health and prosperity across the continent.

The aim is to build a stronger media sector which will help spur better policies and healthier lives, increase transparency, hold officials accountable and disseminate vital information that will lead to more vibrant communities.

Ethical Journalism is the Antidote to Hate Speech PDF Print

Published: 31 May 2013

Region: UK, Worldwide

by Aidan White

woolwichThe brutal daylight killing of a soldier in Woolwich and the media coverage that followed it has increased the fears of many in Britain that Muslims pose a threat to democracy.

The incident has also put the issue of hate speech squarely on the political agenda and posed fresh questions about responsible journalism.

At the same time there are political calls for new laws over hate-speech and privacy rights that could limit media freedom.

MDI’s Lebanese Partner to Visit London for a Study Tour on Diversity PDF Print

Dates: 3 – 6 June 2013

Country: UK, London

lebanon visitA group of seven reporters and media experts from Lebanon will visit London aiming to exchange expertise on inclusive practices in British media institutions and universities.

Between 3 and 6 June, together with MDI director Milica Pesic and project manager Farid Littleproud, the delegation will meet the head of diversity at BBC and the Guardian, and the director of Channel 4 News, as well as a group of UK academics and journalists.

World’s Most and Least Racially Tolerant Countries PDF Print

Published: 29 May 2013

Region: Worldwide

racial tolerance world mapBased on the research of two Swedish economists, the Washington Post made a map of world’s most and least racially tolerant countries. The newspaper went back to the source, compiled the original data and mapped it out. In the bluer countries, fewer people said they would not want neighbours of a different race; in red countries, more people did.

According to the survey, Anglo and Latin countries are the most tolerant ones.

Also, Pakistanis are more racially tolerant than the Germans or the Dutch while France is the least tolerant country in Europe.

Mostly Male and White Guests in the US Evening Shows PDF Print

Published: 29 May 2013

Country: US

media mattersRepresentation of diversity is heavily disrespected in the US prime time cable news, a report by Media Matters for America discloses.

The study, carried out by the research and information centre Media Matters for America, was based on 13 evening news shows on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC during the month of April 2013.

It reveals that guests were overwhelmingly male and white, while women and minorities resulted to be considerably underrepresented in all cable networks.

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