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ENAR Foundation Awards Racism-Free Europe Projects PDF Print

Date: 30 October 2013

Region: EU

enar-foundation2The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) Foundation awards projects and actions that contribute to the achievement of a racism-free Europe. The prizes go to an Individual, NGO, Public authority, Businesses, Researcher and Public figure that are committed to a diverse Europe.

The second ENAR Foundation Awards wants to draw attention to the work done on the ground to create a racism-free Europe and to build a society of equality and solidarity for all. For example, they seek projects that aim to encourage mutual understanding and raise awareness about the dangers of racism, companies that implement inclusion plans with their workforce and public authorities that support marginalised communities.

Origins – Festival of First Nations PDF Print

Published: 22 October 2013

Country: UK, London

origins festival 2Some of the world's foremost indigenous musicians, dancers and choreographers, theatre-makers, visual artists, film-makers and cooks are coming to London to “perform and inform, to exhibit and explain, to debate and celebrate”. It is time to celebrate our ancient cultures. It is time for Origins – Festival of First Nations from 23rd of October until 3rd of November.

“We need to remember that we need bridges and reconciliation with indigenous people who were colonized. And the colonization came from here”, said Michael Walling, founder of Border Crossings and the art director of Origins Festival. Talking to the Media Diversity Institute (MDI), he stressed how important is to remember that there is a different way of looking at the world and that we need to embrace and celebrate ancient cultures.

Major Victims of Media Bias Remain Side-lined in Press Reform Row PDF Print

Published: 16 October 2013

Country: UK

by Aidan White

uk press 2After months of relative calm, Britain’s politicians and press owners are again trading blows over how to regulate the newspaper industry. But tabloid pressure on the worst victims of media prejudice is likely to continue whoever is left standing when the smoke clears.

It has been almost a year since the Lord Justice Brian Leveson made his lacerating criticism of unethical and criminal behaviour by some newspapers which he said “can wreak havoc” on people’s lives. The Leveson Report called on the press to clean up its act and they unanimously agreed to do so, but the progress towards reform has been glacial.

MDI Launches its Project at the Festival in Sochi PDF Print

Date: 30 September 2013

Country: Russia, Sochi

milica sochiThe Media Diversity Institute’s project for Russia has been launched at the 17th Festival of Journalists in Sochi, “All Russia”. Festival was organized by the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ), MDI’s local partner in the project “Fighting Discrimination through Tolerant and Inclusive Reporting”.

The purpose of this project is to contribute to a greater freedom of expression representing all viewpoints in Russian society. One of the purposes is to promote equality and to fight discrimination by equipping journalists with the skills to report responsibly. Presenting a new project to Russian journalists, MDI’s Executive Director Milica Pesic invited her colleagues to discuss issues and challenges of today’s media.

MDI Extends its Presence in China PDF Print

Published: 7 October 2013

Country: China

milica china september 2013The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) has confirmed its presence in China by taking a part at the International Forum in Urumqi, Xinjiang region.  MDI’s Executive Director Milica Pesic has presented the paper “Professional journalism and the question of ethnicity” to the participants from Chinese, USA, British, Hong Kong, Belgium and Kazakhstan universities. Two-day Forum in September in Central Asia was organized by Communication University of China and Xinjiang University, known as prestigious in the field of media and communication.

Central Asia, especially China's western Xinjiang region, has always been an area of strategic importance to China and the international communication system. The organisers of the Forum wanted to re-examine and refocus on Central Asia's role and status in the new international context.

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