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Social Media Advantages for CSOs PDF Print

Published: 8 May 2014

Country: Morocco

Morocco_OnsiteHow about the topic of human rights to be taught at Moroccan universities? This idea came from Bouchemmama Med, an activist at Moroccan NGO Mouvement Rihanate and one of the participants in the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) workshops on digital communication skills.

Convinced that the human rights should be taught at the high educational level, Bouchemmama started an Avaaz online campaign and promoted the idea using social media and other tools. He was also contacted by a Moroccan journalist via Twitter and then interviewed on the very same subject.

Why the BBC Should Not Tolerate Jeremy Clarkson PDF Print

milica_BBC_WHYSDebating whether BBC should sack one of its top TV presenters Jeremy Clarkson over his racist remarks, MDI Executive Director Milica Pesic said: “It is not about Clarkson, it is about BBC. I don’t know what Clarkson thinks, but I know what he said. He is the public figure and what he says off the record matters just as what he is saying on air”.

Pesic appeared on BBC World Have Your Say programme on Friday highlighting that ‘the BBC should have zero tolerance towards racist or discriminatory language or behaviour'.

Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism PDF Print

Deadline: 31 May 2014

Region: Worldwide

war_correspondants_kurt_schorkLocal reporters and freelance journalists working anywhere in the world, are called to submit their articles for the 2014 Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism.

Articles can encompass war reporting, human rights issues, cross-border troubles, corruption or other controversial matters impacting on people’s lives. The applicants must submit three separate articles until 31 May 2014. More details on 2014 Kurt Schork Awards and an online entry form can be found here.

MDI Trainer Among 100 Information Heroes PDF Print

Published: 30 April 2014

Region: Worldwide

abeer_saady_protestsFor the first time ever, Reporters Without Borders is publishing a list of profiles of “100 information heroes” who “through their courageous work of activism help to promote the freedom enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”.

Marking World Press Freedom Day, 3 May, this list of “100 information heroes” comprises women and men of almost all ages (25 to 75) and 65 nations. One of the heroes is Abeer Saady, Egyptian journalist who is the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) trainer and one of the members of the jury for the MDI Inclusive Journalism Award in Egypt.

Women Experts Exist But We Don't See Them PDF Print

Published: 28 April 2014

Country: UK

Science_and_Invention_Television_1928What comes first to your mind when you hear the word “expert”? If it is a man wearing black suit and a tie, it is probably the most expected image for many of the people living in the UK taking as granted that our perception for reality is much influenced by mainstream media.

Recent research showed that male experts still outnumber female by a ratio of four to one on flagship news programmes while most women interviewed for news programmes are not referred as experts whereas men are. On the top of that, male reporters are three times more than their female colleagues.

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