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Countering xenophobia with creativity: #OEOE PDF Print

Published: 10 April 2014

Countries: Greece, Hungary, Italy

puppetsGiant puppets, satirical cartoons, radio shows, and positive stories are the tools that the Media Diversity Institute’s project “Our Elections, Our Europe” (OEOE) is using to counter racism in the run up of the European parliament elections in Hungary, Greece and Italy.

Started in February, OEOE has spotted several incidents of xenophobic discourse by politicians. Whether it is the Northern League’s rhetoric against refugees who “live in luxurious hotel while Italians starve”, or the Jobbik party’s refusal to dismiss the words “criminal Gypsies”, or the Golden Dawn’s  Nazi salutes and symbols, the far-right party are alarmingly on the rise in Europe. Many fear that the next European parliament will have a majority of Eurosceptic extreme-right MEPs.

South of Algeria, Forgotten by the Media? PDF Print

Date: 2 March 2014

Country: Algeria, Algiers

Algeria_Roundtable_FRONT“South, forgotten by the media” wrote La Liberté, the Algerian daily newspaper referring to the outcome of the roundtable on media coverage of South of Algeria organized by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) in Algiers on 2 March 2014.

At the beginning of the conference, Liberté Editor, Abrous Outoudert said: “As soon as the idea of the conference was suggested to me by the MDI Coordinator in Algiers, I said yes, not only as a media person, but also as a citizen.”

Mediterranean Journalist Award PDF Print

Published: 2 April 2014

Region: Euro-Mediterranean

Deadline: 31 May 2014

ALF_AwardThe Anna Lindh Foundation launches the 8th edition of the Mediterranean Journalist Award, calling on journalists of Written Press, Television, Radio and New Media, who are citizens of the 42 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean, in addition to Syria and Libya, to submit their works.

The Award aims at rewarding exceptional journalistic productions, contributing to a better understanding of the diversity of cultures in the Euro-Mediterranean region as well as promoting the positive role played by journalists in providing balanced and informing coverage on cultural issues in the region.

Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism PDF Print

Deadline: 14 April 2014

Country: US & Colombia

Rosalynn_CarterThe Carter Center Mental Health Program in Atlanta offers six one-year fellowships for U.S. journalists to report on a selected topic regarding mental health or mental illnesses.

Mental illnesses constitute some of the most serious and under-reported health problems in the United States and around the world. As part of an international effort to reduce stigma and discrimination, The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships will provide stipends to journalists from the United States, Romania, and Colombia to report on topics related to mental illness.

Fighting Discrimination in Russia PDF Print

Date: 31 March 2014

Country: Russia

RussiaThe Media Diversity Institute (MDI), in the partnership with the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ), has been implementing the project for better media representation of all viewpoints in Russian society as well as promoting respect for human rights, equality and diversity.

Within the project “Fighting Discrimination in Russia through Tolerant and Inclusive Reporting”, MDI has been equipping young journalists with the skills to report ethically, responsibly and inclusively on diversity in their regions. They produced more than 170 articles on religious, ethnic and gender diversity, during the period of less than four months. All these articles can be read here.

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