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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What do The Witches Get Wrong about Limb Difference?

What do The Witches Get Wrong about Limb Difference?

The continuation of the fervent depiction of disabled persons in movies will only result to more disabled persons feeling unworthy of existing in this wicked world.

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What Happens When Journalists from the Global South Are Ignored?

What Happens When Journalists from the Global South Are Ignored?

Until newsrooms provide an inclusive space for journalists from the global south to share their stories, crucial representation will be lost in the process.

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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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French Muslims Weather a Hostile Media Climate

French Muslims Weather a Hostile Media Climate

France's hardline governmental and media offensive against "Islamist separatism" is tightening the screws on already marginalised Muslim communities in the country, prompting many French Muslims to consider leaving the country.

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How Do Media Narratives on Migration Influence Diversity in Italy?

How Do Media Narratives on Migration Influence Diversity in Italy?

When it comes to way the Italian media cover migration and diversity, it is clear that there are several problematic issues around good practices. The country’s media still have a long way to go.

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Bosnian Media: Killing Migrant Solidarity with Hate Speech

Bosnian Media: Killing Migrant Solidarity with Hate Speech

Bosnian media lacks information about refugees in the country, while the Bosnian population remain exposed to fake news and different interpretations of truth.

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COVINFORM: Information in the Times of COVID-19

COVINFORM: Information in the Times of COVID-19

The impacts of COVID-19 are beyond physical implications. Those who have been most affected are vulnerable people who had already been living in precarious conditions.

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EVENT: Ancient Hatred, Modern Medium: Conference on Internet Anti-Seme...

EVENT: Ancient Hatred, Modern Medium: Conference on Internet Anti-Seme...

Online anti-Semitism is the new dimension of a very old problem. MDI takes part at a conference on online anti-Semitism.

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How Do the Croatian and Serbian Media Report Migration?

How Do the Croatian and Serbian Media Report Migration?

Reports of border violence in Croatia and Serbia are flooding international media. Saša Leković examines the media environment and the depiction of migrants in the two countries.

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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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EVENT: Ancient Hatred, Modern Medium: Conference on Internet Anti-Seme...

EVENT: Ancient Hatred, Modern Medium: Conference on Internet Anti-Seme...

Online anti-Semitism is the new dimension of a very old problem. MDI takes part at a conference on online anti-Semitism.

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Event: How the British Media Reports Terrorism

Event: How the British Media Reports Terrorism

Centre for Media Monitoring panel sheds light on its recent report into anti-Muslim bias in terrorism reporting

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‘Words Hurt: The Ethics of Reporting on Race’

‘Words Hurt: The Ethics of Reporting on Race’

BLM and Black journalists in the UK

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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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