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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We are looking for our new Deputy Executive Director! Deadline: 6 Sept...

We are looking for our new Deputy Executive Director! Deadline: 6 Sept...

MEDIA DIVERSITY INSTITUTE is seeking a Deputy Executive Director to lead the organization’s strategic, editorial and staff development. Deadline: 6 September 2021

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Media needs to go beyond raising awareness in its fight against child ...

Media needs to go beyond raising awareness in its fight against child ...

One of the best media strategy in reporting about child marriages is to move beyond awareness of the problem. Stories should be about covering solutions to the problem and successes as many cases media coverage that is supported by advocacy work can lead to policy change.

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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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Sports, Racism, and the Media’s Responsibility

Sports, Racism, and the Media’s Responsibility

Racism during Euro 2020 is only one example of the way the media report on diversity and inclusion in sports. Media Diversity Institute stresses out the need for more inclusive reporting of sports.

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Resource: Curation as methodological enhancement in researching produc...

Resource: Curation as methodological enhancement in researching produc...

Research into how producers negotiate issues of diversity and multicultural content in Europe is rare and mostly relies on interviews and documents, and furthermore work on understanding those negotiation processes in relation to children’s screen content is even rarer.

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Resource: Courage against Hate

Resource: Courage against Hate

The Courage Against Hate initiative has been brought together by Facebook for thepurpose of sparking cross-sector, pan-European dialogue and action to combat hate speech and extremism.

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Why the UK media industry needs paid maternity leave and benefits

Why the UK media industry needs paid maternity leave and benefits

A combination of flexible working, a more supportive work culture, valuing women’s contributions, shared leave, more part-time jobs, better maternity pay, and protected job opportunities post-maternity leave would all make the media industry a better option for working parents.

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We are looking for our new Deputy Executive Director! Deadline: 6 Sept...

We are looking for our new Deputy Executive Director! Deadline: 6 Sept...

MEDIA DIVERSITY INSTITUTE is seeking a Deputy Executive Director to lead the organization’s strategic, editorial and staff development. Deadline: 6 September 2021

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The German Far Right Blames Migrants and Muslims for Antisemitism, Whi...

The German Far Right Blames Migrants and Muslims for Antisemitism, Whi...

Citing the suffering of Palestinians to justify hatred against Jewish people is an exploitative form of discrimination that should be strongly condemned. Similarly, the tackling of antisemitism should not perpetuate hatred against migrants and Muslims.

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When the Media Use Terrorist Tropes: The Coverage of Dine Hoxha Attack...

When the Media Use Terrorist Tropes: The Coverage of Dine Hoxha Attack...

It is the media’s professional and legal obligation to not “present material that incites hatred or violence against individuals on the basis of race, religion, nationality, colour, ethnic origin, membership, gender, sexual orientation, civil status, disability, illness or age”.

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Islamo-Leftism: A False Concept That Has Polarised Public Opinion

Islamo-Leftism: A False Concept That Has Polarised Public Opinion

In these times of heated tensions, it is important that concepts such as Islamo-leftism, which influence the media narrative, are scrutinised for what they are; divisive, stigmatising and false.

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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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