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.Read more
Photojournalism Should Apply Journalism’s ‘Ethic for Human...
When does a photograph become a form of exploitation? What questions should photojournalists ask themselves before sending material for publication? When should the right to inform take a step back and let other rights, such as the right to privacy, prevail?Read more
June 2022 Newsletter: The Harrowing Past of Outing LGBT Celebrities
Pride Month is about acceptance, equality, celebrating the work of LGBTQI+ people, education in LGBTQI+ history and raising awareness of …Read more
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.Read more
Buffalo Supermarket Shooting highlights Social Media’s Struggle to M...
This recent tragedy in Buffalo, NY highlights the continual struggle social media platform companies have when racist and violent content created by individuals is displayed live for the world to see.Read more
‘Outing’ of LGBT Celebrities Like Rebel Wilson Has a Harrowing Pas...
The reality is that regardless of how much has changed for LGBT people for the better, the process of coming out is, deeply personal.Read more
Squash Online Hate Speech: Digital Spaces Exclude Vulnerable Groups
Debates about gender and sexual minorities are useless if they do not seek to destabilize manhood as a patriarchal construct or if they do not address cis-sexism and challenge heteronormativity.Read more
Reporting of Shireen Abu Aqleh’s murder highlights biased journalism...
Shireen Abu Aqleh became a war journalist at a time when seeing women in such fields of journalism was almost unheard of, and continued to highlight the voices of women in the region simply by being on screen and doing the work she did.
May 2022 Newsletter: Twitter’s Buyout Negotiations Raise Concern...
As Elon Musk was finalising the agreement to take over Twitter for $US 44 billion, the European Union agreed on adopting the …
‘Do Africans Have Cars?’ How a TikTok Star Breaks Stereoty...
TikTokers across the continent of Africa will often find ignorant questions and remarks in their comments on a daily basis. But one TikTok star is breaking stereotypes by using sarcasm, and her TikToks have gone viral.
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.
Here are upcoming conferences, job openings and fellowship and grant opportunities.Read more
Here are academic resources and internship and scholarship opportunities.Read more
Here are training opportunities and resources on how to work with the media and create effective campaigns.Read more
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 …
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.
Media Diversity Institute at the Fazana Media Fest
Media Diversity Institute co-organised this year's International Multimedia Journalism Festival Fažana Media Fest, on 6-12 September, in Fazana, Croatia, where we presented some of our recent work.
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.Read more
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