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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We are looking for our new Deputy Executive Director! Extended Deadlin...

We are looking for our new Deputy Executive Director! Extended Deadlin...

MEDIA DIVERSITY INSTITUTE is seeking a Deputy Executive Director to lead the organization’s strategic, editorial and staff development. Deadline: 24 October 2021

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How the Media in Germany and the UK Covered the Afghanistan Crisis

How the Media in Germany and the UK Covered the Afghanistan Crisis

With the situation in Afghanistan continues to evolve, it is essential for the media to stay focused on monitoring the human rights situation in the country. Ethical reporting standards must be kept, and within the Get The Trolls Out! project we will continue to monitor for potential xenophobi...

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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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9/11 and Journalism Practice in Afghanistan: An Interview with Bahaar ...

9/11 and Journalism Practice in Afghanistan: An Interview with Bahaar ...

"I think that the only reason that the world would cover Afghanistan again would be if there's terrorist activity that would threaten the West or their interest. This is when Afghanistan will come back to the media's attention," Bahaar Joya

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The Abortion Ban in Texas and the Texas Taliban Narratives

The Abortion Ban in Texas and the Texas Taliban Narratives

The media plays a huge role in choosing whether they spread awareness, or indulge in fear mongering and the current narrative risks favouring the latter.

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9/11 and Video Game Representations: An Interview with Michael Hitchen...

9/11 and Video Game Representations: An Interview with Michael Hitchen...

"Following 9/11 video games actually tended to follow the way events in the world were being reported in the mainstream media. As the mainstream media would focus more on terrorism events, video games would react to that," Michael Hitchens

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9/11 and the Film and TV Industry: An Interview Dr Evelyn Alsultany

9/11 and the Film and TV Industry: An Interview Dr Evelyn Alsultany

"It is especially important in depicting Muslims to have Muslim writers in the writing room and to reach out to subject experts and activists for input throughout the process. This is important not only for Muslims but for all underrepresented communities," Evelyn Alsultany.

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We are looking for our new Deputy Executive Director! Extended Deadlin...

We are looking for our new Deputy Executive Director! Extended Deadlin...

MEDIA DIVERSITY INSTITUTE is seeking a Deputy Executive Director to lead the organization’s strategic, editorial and staff development. Deadline: 24 October 2021

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9/11 and the British Media – An Interview with Professor Elizabe...

9/11 and the British Media – An Interview with Professor Elizabe...

"Before 9/11, in the UK, Muslims were more homogenised in media coverage along with other non-white groups; the volume of coverage was less and tended to focus on international news/ groups," Elizabeth Poole

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Nejra Latić Hulusić – Women, Activism and the Media

Nejra Latić Hulusić – Women, Activism and the Media

Nejra Latić Hulusić, a director and activist from Bosnia and Hetzegovina (BiH) recently posted on social media that she had been ordered to stop swimming at the Panonika beach in Tuzla because she was wearing a burkini -a full-body swimsuit.

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Muslim Journalists in the UK Struggle to Make Their Voices Heard

Muslim Journalists in the UK Struggle to Make Their Voices Heard

It is imperative that Muslim organisations, the mainstream media as well as press regulatory bodies work together to ensure that reliable and honest news is being delivered to the public.

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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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How the news media can advance diversity and inclusion in 2021 and bey...

How the news media can advance diversity and inclusion in 2021 and bey...

After a turbulent year of protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, the US and UK media industries have had to re-evaluate their approach to diversity and racism.

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Event: How the news media can advance diversity and inclusion in 2021 ...

Event: How the news media can advance diversity and inclusion in 2021 ...

Join us May 13 at 10:00 AM EDT/3:00 PM GMT for a solutions-oriented conversation about diversity and inclusion in the media, with Krissah Thompson, Darshna Soni and Selymar Colón, moderated by Gary Younge.

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Event: Creating Intercultural Media Narratives

Event: Creating Intercultural Media Narratives

How do migration and the media connect? How can migrants, refugees and asylum seekers participate directly in European media productions? How can civil society organisations (CSOs) benefit from media training? These are the questions that the online webinar and final event, organised by New Neighbours, tried to address on 22 February.

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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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