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MDI as UNESCO’s Partner for Global Forum on Media and Gender PDF Print

Published: 3 October 2013

Region: Worldwide

forum4The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) has become UNESCO’s partner for the ‘Global Forum on Media and Gender’, which aims to reduce gender inequalities in media. MDI together with UNESCO and other leaders and decision-makers in media, civil society, governments and human rights organisations, will globally cooperate to add momentum to gender equality and to empower women in and through media.

“The role of media and individuals is crucial. The equality starts at home, and should be encouraged by education and definitely through and in the media. This puts a huge responsibility on media industry,” said Milica Pesic MDI Executive Director in her message to UNESCO’s Global Forum.

Algerian Stories through Women's Eyes PDF Print

Date: 22-28 September 2013

Country: Algiers, Algeria

algeria workshop sept 2013What a blind, young singer from the Western part of Algeria has in common with 64-years old woman from the capital Algiers who never got married? Or with the sport woman who wears burka and have problems finding a job? What is common for a woman living in polygamy with piano student or with a Syrian immigrant married to Algerian?

All of them are women whose stories were produced at the workshop organised by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) and its local partner Association des Femmes en Communication (ANFEC). The workshop named “Algerian Stories through Women’s Eyes”took place on 22-28 September in Algerian capital city, Algiers.

Free Training on New Media Tools to Combat Discrimination PDF Print

Dates: 8- 10 November 2013

Region: Black Sea area

birn2Journalists from the Black Sea area (Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Turkey or Ukraine) are invited to participate in a free media training organised between 8-10 November in Bucharest. The participants will learn during 3 days about the use of new media tools, how to create your own online platform and what is fair reporting on ethnic/religious issues.

The training, called ‘New Media Tools in Combating Discrimination’, is organised by Balkan Investigative Reporting Network-BIRN Romania. This organisation is a group of editors, journalism trainers and reporters, dedicated to creating a strong, professional, independent media in Southeast Europe.

Awards to Recognise Diversity in Media PDF Print

Published: 30 September

Region: Europe

EuropeanawardsThe work of European organisations and individuals who are dedicated to equality, diversity and inclusion has been recognised by the European Diversity Awards. They are independent awards that seek excellence in the areas of gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, race, culture and religion across Europe.

One of the categories of these prizes is the journalist of the year, which recognises the role of media in promoting diversity and inclusion. This year, the winner has been BBC School Report, an inclusive project which works with a wide range of schools from across the UK and with thousands of students of all social backgrounds, to help young people report on the stories which matter to them.

Digital Women UK Helps Female Creatives Raise Their Profile PDF Print

Published: 30 September

Country: UK

Across the UK, female writers and X Co-founders Joy Francis and Julie Tomlin with Jennette Arnold OBE AM and some of our digital womenartists are striving to engage with the expansive world of digital technology, but remain unsure of how to promote their work or build an online presence. Digital Women UK, a new initiative by Words of Colour Productions, is now there to support them.

Launched last week at the City Hall of London, Digital Women UK (DWUK) works with female creative practitioners, particularly from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, to help them showcase their work.

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