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CNN Reports on TV Programme Supported by MDI PDF Print

Published: 6 June 2013

Country: Egypt

CNN photoThe Egyptian TV programme “Awel el Khait” has got the attention of the giant media CNN. This network has reported on the third episode of the programme ”Awel el Khait” broadcast on Egyptian ONTV and supported by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI).

The topic of the third episode aired in May was the problem of sexual harassment in Egyptian society. The producers of the show dressed a man as a woman and sent him into streets of Cairo. The result of this kind of undercover action was the full exposure of a sexual harassment in Egypt.

 
MDI’s Lebanese Partner Visits London for a Study Tour on Media & Diversity PDF Print

Dates: 3 – 6 June 2013

Countries: UK, Lebanon

bbc snip2 (2)A group of seven reporters and media experts from Lebanon visited London aiming to exchange expertise on inclusive practices in British media institutions and universities.

On the first day, the Lebanese delegation met the Head of Diversity at the BBC, Amanda Rice, as well as the Guardian’s Head of Diversity, Yasir Mirza and the director of Channel 4 News, Dorothy Byrne.

The delegation from Lebanon had the opportunity to learn the three media organisations’ approach to diversity, in particular in two areas: content and employees.

 
“Clean Living” Nominated for Samir Kassir Award PDF Print

Published: 6 June 2013

Region: Middle East

clean living filmThe short film "Clean Living”, supported by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI), was nominated for the prestigious Samir Kassir Award. Ahmed Ateyya, the co-founder of Wojood Media Production which produced “Clean Living”, said that “it is an honour and a great achievement to be finalist in one of the most competitive journalism in the Middle East”.

He expressed his gratitude to the MDI team for supporting quality journalist, especially to the MDI trainer and journalist Richard Cookson.

 
Facebook Commits to Remove Violent Misogynistic Pages PDF Print

Published: 6 June 2013

Region: Worldwide

facebook womenFacebook has promised to undertake some measures against pro-rape groups, after a campaign by Everyday Sexism Project , Women, Action & the Media (WAM!) and author Soraya Chemaly denounced content inciting violence against women on the website.

In an open letter, they demanded the social media giant to end gender-based hate speech on its pages. Facebook users were also called to ask companies whose adverts appear next to harmful content to withdraw their adverts.

Facebook, which already censors breast-feeding images but not photographs showing abused women, it had in the past repeatedly ignored the issued.

 
Diversity and the Media Studies Broaden Your World PDF Print

Deadline 15 June 2013

Country: UK

MA students dinnerThe application deadline for the MA in Diversity and the Media at Westminster University is 15th of June. The new course, created with the help of the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is starting in September 2013 and the new students can apply here.

All sorts of financial help, grants and scholarships are available for the applicants from all over the world, but one scholarship will be awarded to the applicant from Egypt.

For more information on how to find a scholarship for MA Diversity and the Media, please click here or if you are interested to apply for the scholarship awarded to the applicants frrom Egypt, please contact Roza Tsagarousianou at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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