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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Does Meta Feel Pressured to Deliver on Their Diversity Goals?  

Does Meta Feel Pressured to Deliver on Their Diversity Goals?  

The results of the report show a prevalent and quite familiar fact in the tech industry – like most other IT companies, the Meta employees are predominantly white and male. Though, Meta’s efforts to overcome this cannot be denied.

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Women’s Trauma and Sexual Violence at the Centre of the Italian Elec...

Women’s Trauma and Sexual Violence at the Centre of the Italian Elec...

Everything suggests, unfortunately, that this relationship between flawed coverage and ruthless propaganda will occur more and more often.

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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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Media Diversity Institute and Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 at Faža...

Media Diversity Institute and Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 at Faža...

For the past four years, every September journalists, media workers, academics and CSOs gather in Fažana, a small town in …

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Social Media Enables Creators to Shine a Light on Invisible Disabiliti...

Social Media Enables Creators to Shine a Light on Invisible Disabiliti...

Social media has begun shining a light on disabilities including invisible disabilities which are disabilities that are not immediately apparent such as chronic illnesses, sleep disorders and neurological illnesses that significantly impair normal activities of daily living.

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Climate Crisis Brings Media Attention to Brazil’s Indigenous People

Climate Crisis Brings Media Attention to Brazil’s Indigenous People

The environmental and humanitarian disaster represented by the Bolsonaro government has opened more space for dissident voices to express the circumstances they live under as well as to denounce the crimes they have been suffering.

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Gamergate’s Toxic Remnants Still Target Women in Digital Spaces

Gamergate’s Toxic Remnants Still Target Women in Digital Spaces

Understanding how a phenomenon like Gamergate transpired starts by realizing some of the inherent inequities in video game culture and working toward dismantling them to usher in a better future for players and developers alike.

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Alex Jones and the Horrible Impact Conspiracy Theories Can Have on Div...

Alex Jones and the Horrible Impact Conspiracy Theories Can Have on Div...

Conspiracy theorists and people who spread fake news often aim at people of color to promote their baseless claims. What role does racism play in these conspiracy theories and fake news stories?

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Sadowitz’s Cancelation from Edinburgh Fringe Reopens Debate on Limit...

Sadowitz’s Cancelation from Edinburgh Fringe Reopens Debate on Limit...

Inclusion is not supposed to be just about good public relations, as organisations and festivals need to promote good practices and discourage offensive material.

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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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MDI Hosts Journalism and Faith Workshop: Exploring Best Practices

MDI Hosts Journalism and Faith Workshop: Exploring Best Practices

Please join us for a timely discussion on how journalists report on the issues related to religion and beliefs. This …

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Training for Journalists in Northern Syria  

Training for Journalists in Northern Syria  

Between 23-27 May, journalists and media activists based in Norther Syria will participate in a series of free courses on …

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What is Newsworthy in a Meeting between a Rabbi, a Priest, and an Imam...

What is Newsworthy in a Meeting between a Rabbi, a Priest, and an Imam...

Around 170 participants from 55 countries participated in the first hybrid-style workshop within the Global Exchange on Religion and Society (GERIS) project implemented by PARTICIP and Media Diversity Institute (MDI), and supported by the European Commission.

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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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