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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France’s ‘Mila Affair’ Sparks Divided Debate on Blas...

France’s ‘Mila Affair’ Sparks Divided Debate on Blas...

It is possible to call for Mila’s protection and advocate for punishment against cyber harassment while also acknowledging a growing islamophobic movement in France because it is clear that the two stem from the same issues.

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Photojournalism Should Apply Journalism’s ‘Ethic for Human...

Photojournalism Should Apply Journalism’s ‘Ethic for Human...

When does a photograph become a form of exploitation? What questions should photojournalists ask themselves before sending material for publication? When should the right to inform take a step back and let other rights, such as the right to privacy, prevail?

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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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June 2022 Newsletter: The Harrowing Past of Outing LGBT Celebrities

June 2022 Newsletter: The Harrowing Past of Outing LGBT Celebrities

Pride Month is about acceptance, equality, celebrating the work of LGBTQI+ people, education in LGBTQI+ history and raising awareness of …

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Buffalo Supermarket Shooting highlights Social Media’s Struggle to M...

Buffalo Supermarket Shooting highlights Social Media’s Struggle to M...

This recent tragedy in Buffalo, NY highlights the continual struggle social media platform companies have when racist and violent content created by individuals is displayed live for the world to see.

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‘Outing’ of LGBT Celebrities Like Rebel Wilson Has a Harrowing Pas...

‘Outing’ of LGBT Celebrities Like Rebel Wilson Has a Harrowing Pas...

The reality is that regardless of how much has changed for LGBT people for the better, the process of coming out is, deeply personal.

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Squash Online Hate Speech: Digital Spaces Exclude Vulnerable Groups

Squash Online Hate Speech: Digital Spaces Exclude Vulnerable Groups

Debates about gender and sexual minorities are useless if they do not seek to destabilize manhood as a patriarchal construct or if they do not address cis-sexism and challenge heteronormativity.

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Reporting of Shireen Abu Aqleh’s murder highlights biased journalism...

Reporting of Shireen Abu Aqleh’s murder highlights biased journalism...

Shireen Abu Aqleh became a war journalist at a time when seeing women in such fields of journalism was almost unheard of, and continued to highlight the voices of women in the region simply by being on screen and doing the work she did.

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May 2022 Newsletter: Twitter’s Buyout Negotiations Raise Concern...

May 2022 Newsletter: Twitter’s Buyout Negotiations Raise Concern...

As Elon Musk was finalising the agreement to take over Twitter for $US 44 billion, the European Union agreed on adopting the …

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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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