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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When UK Regulators Got Involved in India’s Religious Polarisation in...

When UK Regulators Got Involved in India’s Religious Polarisation in...

Does the Indian news broadcasting require more diversity? Especially in light of the religious polarisation expressed by certain news channels in the country?

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Event: MDI at the Arab States Broadcasting Union General Assembly

Event: MDI at the Arab States Broadcasting Union General Assembly

The consequences of COVID-19 and the global pandemic have spread through every aspect of people’s live: personal and professional. Media …

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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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Plus ça change plus c’est la même chose: Discrimination and th...

Plus ça change plus c’est la même chose: Discrimination and th...

In response to its latest public consultation the Editors’ Code Committee is reluctant to concede any more changes despite campaigning efforts by charities including MDI.

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How Could Malawi’s Access to Information Bill Influence Media Divers...

How Could Malawi’s Access to Information Bill Influence Media Divers...

Access to information laws are crucial for a more democratic and diverse media environment and for putting authorities into account when they are involved in human rights abuses of minority communities.

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QAnon 2: Spreading Conspiracy Theories on Twitter – New Report

QAnon 2: Spreading Conspiracy Theories on Twitter – New Report

Download our latest report on the QAnon and Twitter.

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Do Muslim Women On TV “Pass The Bechdel Test”?

Do Muslim Women On TV “Pass The Bechdel Test”?

There is no one definition of what it means to be a Muslim woman, and yet there is an immense pressure for one woman to represent an entire community.

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Now Hiring: Social Media Campaigner

Now Hiring: Social Media Campaigner

MEDIA DIVERSITY INSTITUTE is seeking a social media campaigner to lead the strategic development, management, design, coordination, and delivery of …

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Media and the Synecdoche of Statehood: A Colonial Hangover

Media and the Synecdoche of Statehood: A Colonial Hangover

Being more aware of synecdoches of statehood in mass media will not in itself fix issues about identity, racism and othering, but it’s one step towards a world that will have shed its colonial past

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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: MDI at the Arab States Broadcasting Union General Assembly

Event: MDI at the Arab States Broadcasting Union General Assembly

The consequences of COVID-19 and the global pandemic have spread through every aspect of people’s live: personal and professional. Media …

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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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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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