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Remembering the Night of Broken Glass PDF Print

Published: 9 November 2015

Region: Worldwide

Kristallnacht_1938On this day 77 years ago, mass violence against Jews broke out across Germany. Many were killed. Thousands of Jewish shops in Berlin and throughout Germany were devastated and thousands of windows were broken. That is why 9 November 1938 is known as Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass.

The team behind Get the Trolls Out, a project against antisemitism in the media led by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI), is marking the anniversary of Kristallnacht by mobilising its partners across Europe, publishing articles and cartoons as a reminder to stand up against antisemitism today.

Gender Equality in the Media to be Discussed in Geneva PDF Print

Dates: 7 – 10 December 2015

Country: Geneva, Switzerland

Screen_Shot_2015-11-14_at_14.45.48It will take another 70 years to achieve gender equality in the media, reports UNESCO quoting an actress and advocate for better representation of women in the media Geena Davis. During four decades of research and development actions, little has changed and women’s participation, their leadership and fair representation in media and technology are way below comparing to their male counterparts.

To coincide with the International Human Rights Day, UNESCO and the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG) will hold the first International Development Cooperation Meeting and the first General Assembly of GAMAG, in Geneva on 7 – 10 December 2015. As one of the partners, the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is determined to keep promoting gender equality in the media and to keep up the momentum and to support campaigns such as Women Make the News 2015 (WMN).

Nieman-Berkman Fellowship for Journalists Worldwide PDF Print

Deadline: 1 December 2015

Region: Worldwide

Nieman_FellowshipThe Nieman Foundation is inviting journalists working in all media in every country around the world for Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Journalism Innovation. Each year, the Nieman Foundation awards paid fellowships to up to 24 journalists working in print, broadcast, digital and audiovisual media.

Applications must be submitted by 1 December 2015. Deadline for U.S. journalists is 31 January 2016.

Dune Voices – A Platform for Stories about People and their Communities PDF Print

Dates: 28 September – 20 October 2015

Country: Mauritania

Mauritanian_FishermenMauritania is one of the richest fishing grounds in the world. Its 754 kilometre long Atlantic seaboard is the subject of fishing agreements between Mauritania and different countries, including the EU.  The Financial Times reported that Brussels has “one of the most important fisheries agreement, both in terms of volume and product diversity” with Mauritania. However, there are not many media reports about “les pecheurs du Mauritanie (Mauritanian fishermen).  They are ordinary people who struggle to survive, not only at the ocean when they go fishing, but also in their everyday lives since most of them don’t have any social security, insurance for their boats or state pensions.  Article on Mauritanian fishermen is just one of several stories produced for the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) multimedia platform Dune Voices, during the second round of journalism training for Dune Voices reporters.

Gender Equality Through Women's Magazines? PDF Print

Published: 19 October 2015

Region: Worldwide

Women_Kenya_Village_2The term “women’s magazines” in many cases prompts us to think of fashion and beauty tips, as well as the women’s objectification that has been often observed on publications dedicated to female readership.

Still, as the Columbia Journalism Review reported, there have been interesting developments within the women-oriented websites. Fashion tips are not the only trending topics, as more serious issues have started dominating in these women’s dedicated websites. Platforms such as Refinery 29 or Cosmopolitan have published articles on acts of resistance to ethnic oppression, women’s stigmatization, and politics, and the media outlet Vice News has recently launched Broadly, a website and digital video channel devoted to representing the multiplicity of women's experiences.

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