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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Unethical, Biased and Complicit in Homophobia: Media Representations o...

Unethical, Biased and Complicit in Homophobia: Media Representations o...

In areas where being LGBTQ+ is considered a taboo or even criminalised, the media have a larger responsibility for ethical and unbiased reporting.

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On Screen Moments in Love and Diversity within the LGBT Community

On Screen Moments in Love and Diversity within the LGBT Community

There is certainly still a lot of work to be done in order to ensure that promoting diversity within the LGBT communities on screen is not reduced to a “ticking the box” exercise.

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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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“Islamo-leftism”: An Analysis of the Strawman Rhetoric Fee...

“Islamo-leftism”: An Analysis of the Strawman Rhetoric Fee...

Despite repeated denouncements the French government, right-wing opposition parties, and the media continue to push the message that "islamo-leftism", would be the biggest threat to French society.

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How an Informal Conversation Was Used to Scapegoat Immigrants During t...

How an Informal Conversation Was Used to Scapegoat Immigrants During t...

German media widely disseminated unsubstantiated claims by a specialist lung doctor that Muslim and migrant populations were the majority of Covid-19 intensive care patients. The comments were made in a private conversation and Correctiv confirmed they have no factual basis. The articles discriminat...

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Disability Inclusive Theatre Could Bring Change in Serbia’s Medi...

Disability Inclusive Theatre Could Bring Change in Serbia’s Medi...

The way that people with developmental disabilities are treated needs to change and the role of the media in all this is crucial.

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Anti-Muslim Hate on European Media

Anti-Muslim Hate on European Media

In April’s monitoring, Get the Trolls Out! saw news outlets across Europe publish anti-Muslim hate.

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Debunking Islamophobia with Collaborative Media

Debunking Islamophobia with Collaborative Media

Launched in March 2021, Get the Trolls Out! 4 has already debuted its first radio collaboration, tackling German media’s Islamophobic and anti-migrant framing of the COVID-19 pandemic in the latest instalment of Radio Dreyeckland’s Our Voice.

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Hate Speech in the Western Balkans and the Media

Hate Speech in the Western Balkans and the Media

This article was initially published on Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 with the title Hate Speech in the Western Balkans: Monthly …

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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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How the news media can advance diversity and inclusion in 2021 and bey...

How the news media can advance diversity and inclusion in 2021 and bey...

After a turbulent year of protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, the US and UK media industries have had to re-evaluate their approach to diversity and racism.

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Event: How the news media can advance diversity and inclusion in 2021 ...

Event: How the news media can advance diversity and inclusion in 2021 ...

Join us May 13 at 10:00 AM EDT/3:00 PM GMT for a solutions-oriented conversation about diversity and inclusion in the media, with Krissah Thompson, Darshna Soni and Selymar Colón, moderated by Gary Younge.

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Event: Creating Intercultural Media Narratives

Event: Creating Intercultural Media Narratives

How do migration and the media connect? How can migrants, refugees and asylum seekers participate directly in European media productions? How can civil society organisations (CSOs) benefit from media training? These are the questions that the online webinar and final event, organised by New Neighbours, tried to address on 22 February.

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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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