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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VIDEO: When Does Fighting Misinformation Become Censorship?

VIDEO: When Does Fighting Misinformation Become Censorship?

It is crucial to know how to filter out misinformation surrounding the Coronavirus, a topic that we have covered here. …

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A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words: How Stock Photography Shapes Unconscio...

A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words: How Stock Photography Shapes Unconscio...

A picture is worth a thousand words, and in a world of constant media consumption—whether it is advertisements in a newspaper, influencers on social media or updates on a rapidly evolving news story, these pictures have the ability to influence a reader before they have read a single word.

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VIDEO: #CoronaRacism-The Other Pandemic

VIDEO: #CoronaRacism-The Other Pandemic

Over the past few weeks, there has been a shocking rise in the number of hate incidents against Asian immigrants, …

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The AIDS Epidemic Stigmatized Black Communities For Years. Now, Corona...

The AIDS Epidemic Stigmatized Black Communities For Years. Now, Corona...

When Donald Trump insisted on calling the novel Coronavirus the “Chinese Virus” it was frighteningly reminiscent of the way that language around the AIDS epidemic stigmatized Black communities for generations.

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Mental Health: How To Combat Stigmatisation and Normalisation

Mental Health: How To Combat Stigmatisation and Normalisation

Caroline Flack’s suicide sent shockwaves across the UK, reigniting a debate about how the covers suicide and mental health. Does the media examine these issues with sensitivity? Or does it further the stigma of mental illness, complicating the media’s potential impact on vulnerable people who mi...

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Coronavirus: Keeping the “Infodemic” in Check

Coronavirus: Keeping the “Infodemic” in Check

The Coronavirus is at the top of the news agenda around the world.

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Is Hate Speech Driving Celebrities Off Twitter?

Is Hate Speech Driving Celebrities Off Twitter?

By: Mikhail Yakovlev What does this mean for the platform’s role in artistic creation and freedom of expression? Earlier this …

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Press Harassment, IPSO’s Ineffectiveness, and Why We’re No Closer ...

Press Harassment, IPSO’s Ineffectiveness, and Why We’re No Closer ...

What is freedom of expression? When is bullying someone in the public interest? The ethics, culture and practices of 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: Helping Journalists Make Youth Voices Mainstream

Training: Helping Journalists Make Youth Voices Mainstream

Training: 27 – 29 February 2020 Country: Serbia Youth rarely feel represented in the media, and youth from marginalised communities …

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Symbols of Humanity: Syrian Artist Bridges Times, Religions

Symbols of Humanity: Syrian Artist Bridges Times, Religions

16 October 2019 Event: 17 October – 17 November Country: UK In our divided and polarised world, who, but artists, …

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Live Recording: Reporting Refugees and Hate Speech

Live Recording: Reporting Refugees and Hate Speech

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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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