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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Montenegro ethnic divisions mirrored in divisive media discourses

Montenegro ethnic divisions mirrored in divisive media discourses

Divided media create parallel realities for different people and it is now not clear if there is a way for the citizens of Montenegro to overcome the divisions served by politicians through the 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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Digital Services Act: Appeal from European NGOs to the Members of the ...

Digital Services Act: Appeal from European NGOs to the Members of the ...

Media Diversity Institute supports and signs the following letter

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Does the UK’s draft Online Safety Bill threaten free speech and dive...

Does the UK’s draft Online Safety Bill threaten free speech and dive...

Because content moderation requires many thousands of human moderators the threat of fines or criminal prosecution may lead to online platforms further entrenching their use of algorithm-driven automated content moderation systems, which lack transparency about how they operate.

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Media Diversity Institute at the Fazana Media Fest

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.

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September Newsletter: Reporting Diversity after 9/11

September Newsletter: Reporting Diversity after 9/11

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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 xenophobic and anti-Muslim coverage on the issue.

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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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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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Media Diversity Institute at the Fazana Media Fest

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.

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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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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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