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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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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Italy’s Zan Law and the Media Debate around Homophobia

Italy’s Zan Law and the Media Debate around Homophobia

The mainstream narrative in the Italian media is currently promoting toxic and misleading views that might effectively contribute to allowing not just hate speech, but actual violence to continue.

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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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The Annulment of the Istanbul Convention in Turkey “Can Turn int...

The Annulment of the Istanbul Convention in Turkey “Can Turn int...

The final annulment of the Istanbul convention In Turkey may become a mechanism to silence the media covering violence against women and/or LGBTI+ individuals.

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Anti-Asian Hate and Coronaracism Grows Rapidly on Social Media and Bey...

Anti-Asian Hate and Coronaracism Grows Rapidly on Social Media and Bey...

Social media companies need to update their hate speech policies to include coronaracism and to better support communities affected by anti-Asian hate.

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Hate Speech in Lebanon: Incendiary Rhetoric, Flammable Society

Hate Speech in Lebanon: Incendiary Rhetoric, Flammable Society

IMeCS aims to ensure that media platforms provide a fair representation of all components of the Lebanese society.

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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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Sexual Harassment in Malawi’s Public Media Goes Unreported

Sexual Harassment in Malawi’s Public Media Goes Unreported

By Raphael Mweninguwe A recent report by the Malawi Human Rights Commission caused a stir in the country’s media. The …

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Is There a Solution to UK Media’s Persistent Islamophobia?

Is There a Solution to UK Media’s Persistent Islamophobia?

The integrity of UK’s media has been called out several times, and the coverage of the Batley school incident is only one of many that follows anti-Muslim tropes by criminalising Islam and by extension Muslims.

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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.

Read more
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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