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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Five Media and Diversity Success Stories

Five Media and Diversity Success Stories

Five success stories to get you through the weekend.

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Incomplete, Uncontextualized and Blatantly Racist: US Media’s Covera...

Incomplete, Uncontextualized and Blatantly Racist: US Media’s Covera...

By: Jen Deerinwater The Navajo Nation has the highest per capita infection rate from the COVID-19 pandemic, eclipsing New York …

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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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Could A Crowd-Sourced Social Media Survey Inform The End of the Lockdo...

Could A Crowd-Sourced Social Media Survey Inform The End of the Lockdo...

Could a survey that doesn't take into account racial and socioeconomic inequalities be robust enough to inform the end of the lockdown?

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“Ungrateful” – Italian Media’s Coverage of Kidnapping survivor...

“Ungrateful” – Italian Media’s Coverage of Kidnapping survivor...

Italian media is invading the privacy of a kidnapping victim, and putting sexism and Islamophobia on full display.

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DEADLINE APPROACHING: Scott Trust Bursary

DEADLINE APPROACHING: Scott Trust Bursary

The Guardian Foundation offers a number of bursaries each year for aspiring journalists to study for an MA in journalism. This year, …

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How Social Media Has Become An Essential Support Network for Trans and...

How Social Media Has Become An Essential Support Network for Trans and...

Without state support, social media networks fundraise ad-hoc support funds for trans women.

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#MentalHealthWeek: Is UK Media Accurately Representing the Psychologic...

#MentalHealthWeek: Is UK Media Accurately Representing the Psychologic...

Is UK media paying attention to the mental health concerns of BAME communities?

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Interview: Fairytales of Growth

Interview: Fairytales of Growth

How does colonialism and exploitation of indigenous communities intersect with environmental justice?

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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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ZOOM Event: Far Right Extremism in Cyberspace

ZOOM Event: Far Right Extremism in Cyberspace

How are far right terrorists using cyberspace to find new recruits?

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Egypt Training: How To Report on Diversity Issues During the COVID-19 ...

Egypt Training: How To Report on Diversity Issues During the COVID-19 ...

On 16 April 2020, Media Diversity Institute (MDI) and Cairo-based consultancy N30 Degrees organized an online media training titled, “How …

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MDI Training: How To Make A Mobile Video From Home

MDI Training: How To Make A Mobile Video From Home

How do you make a documentary when you cannot leave the house?

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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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