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.

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Elon Musk’s Twitter Purchase Could Affect Vulnerable Groups on t...

Elon Musk’s Twitter Purchase Could Affect Vulnerable Groups on t...

If it is Musk’s goal to improve public discourse, then rolling back hard-won advances in content moderation that help protect its most vulnerable users will see that discourse suffer. It seems like a lot to lose just to gain an edit button.

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Donald Trump’s Truth Social Could Have Negative Impact on Online Div...

Donald Trump’s Truth Social Could Have Negative Impact on Online Div...

With Trump back online on social media, that can spell danger for people of color everywhere. 

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MA PROGRAMME: DIVERSITY AND THE MEDIA

Media Diversity Institute runs a one-of-a-kind MA Programme in Diversity and the Media at the University of Westminister in London.

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Inclusive Media, Cohesive Society: Hate Speech in Lebanon

Inclusive Media, Cohesive Society: Hate Speech in Lebanon

In the pursuit of a more inclusive and open media sphere, IMeCS reports are part of a series of studies which aim to monitor segments of problematic speech in various circles of socio-political influence, whether on social media or more traditional means of spreading information

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Training for Journalists in Northern Syria  

Training for Journalists in Northern Syria  

Between 23-27 May, journalists and media activists based in Norther Syria will participate in a series of free courses on …

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Transgender Journalists in Pakistan Lack Media Representation and Face...

Transgender Journalists in Pakistan Lack Media Representation and Face...

The transgender community has been fighting for their rights and their identity for years. However, despite the advancements of Pakistan’s legislation, the reality that transgender people face is much different. While the country’s media could have played a leading role in the representation of ...

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Livre Noir: The New Popular Media Outlet Backing France’s Far  Right...

Livre Noir: The New Popular Media Outlet Backing France’s Far Right...

Media outlets such as Livre Noir present a problem for the country’s democracy and social cohesion. They strive to present themselves as serious and trustworthy - thanks to the high number of content they produce, they are able to include some opposing views that allow them to claim to be balanced. But at its core, Livre Noir is spreading anti-Muslim views, promoting dangerous conspiracy narratives, and is unequivocally siding with France’s far-right parties. 

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The War in Ukraine Challenges the Relevance of Culture Wars

The War in Ukraine Challenges the Relevance of Culture Wars

For years the term ‘culture wars’ has dominated social media spheres in the Western world. From trans rights to discussions over the impact of historical statues, almost no topic has been left untouched by commentators. But in the face of physical war in Ukraine, the first conflict on European soil in decades, is perspective shifting? Or will the phenomenon of culture wars continue?

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Acknowledging Documentary Biases Could Change Media Landscapes

Acknowledging Documentary Biases Could Change Media Landscapes

By Anmol Irfan In 2015, a documentary based on education activist Malala Yousufzai, the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate …

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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.

For Journalists

For Journalists

Here are upcoming conferences, job openings and fellowship and grant opportunities.

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For Students

For Students

Here are academic resources and internship and scholarship opportunities.

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For CSOs

For CSOs

Here are training opportunities and resources on how to work with the media and create effective campaigns.

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Training for Journalists in Northern Syria  

Training for Journalists in Northern Syria  

Between 23-27 May, journalists and media activists based in Norther Syria will participate in a series of free courses on …

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What is Newsworthy in a Meeting between a Rabbi, a Priest, and an Imam...

What is Newsworthy in a Meeting between a Rabbi, a Priest, and an Imam...

Around 170 participants from 55 countries participated in the first hybrid-style workshop within the Global Exchange on Religion and Society (GERIS) project implemented by PARTICIP and Media Diversity Institute (MDI), and supported by the European Commission.

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Media Diversity Institute at the Fazana Media Fest

Media Diversity Institute at the Fazana Media Fest

Media Diversity Institute co-organised this year's  International Multimedia Journalism Festival Fažana Media Fest, on 6-12 September, in Fazana, Croatia, where we presented some of our  recent work.

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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.

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