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Media Underequipped to Cover Migration? PDF Print

Published: 7 July 2017

Region: Euro-Mediterranean

EJN_MigrationMedia in many countries on both sides of the Mediterranean are under-resourced and unable to provide the time, money and appropriate level of expertise needed to tell the migration story in context. This is the main finding of the study “How does the media on both sides of the Mediterranean report on migration?” conducted by the Ethical Journalism Network on request of EUROMED Migration IV, a programme financed by the European Union and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

In this study journalists from 17 countries have examined the quality of migration media coverage in 2015/16 from a national perspective.

 
Media against Hate Media Literacy Workshop in Poland PDF Print

Dates: 8-9 June 2017

Country: Poland, Olsztyn

MAH_Poland_Workshop_Media_Literacy_3More than 30 journalists, civil society activists and representatives various organisations from all over Europe participated at the second Media against Hate media literacy workshop organised by CMFE, at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. As part of the workshop held on 8-9 June, there was a roundtable discussion dedicated to the media portrayal of Muslims.

The round table on Muslims in the Media was organised in cooperation with OSCE/ODIHR and discussed media portrayal of Muslims in Polish and European media highlighting main issues and recommendations for improvement. The roundtable was moderated by Dermana Seta, an adviser on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims at OSCE/ODIHR.

 
Dune Voices Success at the Migration Media Award Ceremony PDF Print

Date: 14 June 2017

Country: Malta

Migration_Media_Award_Logo_2017Three Dune Voices journalists received the Migration Media Award at the recent ceremony held in Malta. Three awards for fact-based and impartial reporting on the complexity of the issue of migration that went to the journalists working with Dune Voices represent an official recognition of the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) work and its multimedia platform team.

One of the newly EU-established Migration Media awards went to Bennour Hussein, a Libyan journalist trained by MDI and Dune Voices together with 70 other reporters from Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. Hussein was awarded for a story about migrants and refugees in a camp in the Libyan town Gharyan published on the Dune Voices website. Chahreddine Berriah, one of the most productive Dune Voices reporters from Algeria, has been awarded for an article published in El Watan. Chahreddine wrote about the fate of Sub-Saharan migrants between Algeria and Morocco.

 
MDI at Facebook OCCI against Extremism Launch PDF Print

Date: 23 June 2017

Country: UK

Facebook_LogoAfter Germany and France, Facebook launched its Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI) in the UK aiming to help charities and NGOs identify and eliminate hate speech. The Media Diversity Institute (MDI), which have implemented several projects on countering hate speech, participated at the official Facebook event on 23 June in London.

MDI Executive Director Milica Pesic was amongst the representatives of British civil society, media and academia at the Facebook event, while Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, revealed the details of the Online Civil Courage Initiative.

 
MDI Publishes Media Relations Handbook for CSOs in Arabic PDF Print

Published: 30 June 2017

Country: Algeria, Worldwide

algeria_manual_top_smallerThe Media Diversity Institute (MDI) has published an online media relations guide for civil society organisations entitled “Reach! Engage! Change!”. The first published version is in Arabic. The handbook was distributed to CSO activists in Algeria as part of the project “My Voice Counts: a Campaign to Promote the Rights of Women, Youth and Children in Algeria” funded by the European Commission.

The author of the handbook which deals with media communications in the digital age is Danica Dasha Ilic, a freelance journalist and media trainer. Nawel Hafid Guellal, founder & executive director of the Algerian NGO, Human Development Network (HDN), states in the handbook preface to the Algerian edition: “This handbook has been designed for the noble purpose of helping to rebuild trust and dialogue between civil society and the media in Algeria. It contains practical steps and affordable tools that would help any organization to get in touch with journalists and other media actors and build sustainable professional relationships. Additionally, the handbook draws on the expertise of the Media Diversity Institute in the field of organizational communication with the media in the region.”

 
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