Promoting a diverse, inclusive and accurate media
Media Diversity Institute (MDI) works internationally to encourage accurate and nuanced reporting on race, religion, ethnic, class, disability, gender and sexual identity issues in media landscapes around the world. While our work is grounded in the principles of freedom of expression and values of diversity and inclusion, our day-to-day work focuses on cultivating practical skills to combat negative stereotypes and disinformation and improve media and information literacy.Read more
Webinar: Conflict Reporting and the Russia – Ukraine War [Video]
Not every conflict gets widespread attention and media coverage. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has dominated headlines and changed global politics irreversibly, while also highlighting and challenging the power of independent information. While major international media outlets have war reporters ...Read more
How the media is innovating to engage local communities and fight pola...
The media, which is not highly trusted in much of the world, is often considered both a cause of and a solution for polarization.Read more
Why Does the Media Ignore Nigeria’s Deep-rooted Tribalism in their E...
For Western media, Nigeria has a negative reputation. Discussions on tribalism, which shapes the country's identity, are absent in the western media landscape even on outlets that cover African issues in depth.
How is this this Norwegian show fighting polarization? MDI Global Podc...
Why has Norway’s public broadcaster changed its TV debate format replacing the usual fight between people representing opposing sides? What …
The Media Battle over Women’s Representation in Italy’s Public Bro...
RAI's stereotypical representation of women in its TV shows raises questions over the public broadcaster's educational purpose.
guidelines, studies AND resources
Media Diversity Institute gathers the latest guidelines, studies and other resources to help journalists, academics and civil society activists integrate a diversity perspective into their work.
Here are upcoming conferences, job openings and fellowship and grant opportunities.Read more
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Here are training opportunities and resources on how to work with the media and create effective campaigns.Read more
Webinar: Conflict Reporting and the Russia-Ukraine War
After one year of the war in Ukraine, millions of Ukrainians have been displaced, more than 6,700 have been killed …
Hashtag Generation’s Social Media Analysis Finds that Online Abuse I...
In Sri Lanka there is a need for democratic engagement in the online space and more accountability from social media companies for the harm perpetrated on their platforms.
MDI Hosts Journalism and Faith Workshop: Exploring Best Practices
Please join us for a timely discussion on how journalists report on the issues related to religion and beliefs. This …
What We Are Working On Now
Media Diversity Institute is working on a number of projects on the cutting edge of media and diversity issues. Check out what we are working on now.Read more
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