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

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

Time/Date: Thursday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. EDT  (2:00 p.m. GMT) A Media Diversity Institute- IJNet  webinar with Krissah Thompson, …

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New Deadline – Open Call for Journalists and Media Practitioners

New Deadline – Open Call for Journalists and Media Practitioners

Would you like to become a member of a new EU platform for an inclusive world? Would you like to connect with civil society actors globally? Apply now! New Deadline: 3 May 2021

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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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Sexual Harassment in Malawi’s Public Media Goes Unreported

Sexual Harassment in Malawi’s Public Media Goes Unreported

By Raphael Mweninguwe A recent report by the Malawi Human Rights Commission caused a stir in the country’s media. The …

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Is There a Solution to UK Media’s Persistent Islamophobia?

Is There a Solution to UK Media’s Persistent Islamophobia?

The integrity of UK’s media has been called out several times, and the coverage of the Batley school incident is only one of many that follows anti-Muslim tropes by criminalising Islam and by extension Muslims.

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Why is proper representation on TV important for diversity?

Why is proper representation on TV important for diversity?

Characters from a diverse background, should not be limited to certain types of genres programmes. They should literally be everywhere, as they come from a range a different social classes and backgrounds.

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New Report Highlights Islamophobia in the Media

New Report Highlights Islamophobia in the Media

Media narratives could contribute in the stigmatisation of the Muslim population in society which could end up in hate, racism and could deprive them from their agency.

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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 ...

Time/Date: Thursday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. EDT  (2:00 p.m. GMT) A Media Diversity Institute- IJNet  webinar with Krissah Thompson, …

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New Deadline – Open Call for Journalists and Media Practitioners

New Deadline – Open Call for Journalists and Media Practitioners

Would you like to become a member of a new EU platform for an inclusive world? Would you like to connect with civil society actors globally? Apply now! New Deadline: 3 May 2021

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Adwa2: MDI Supports Journalists Shining A Light On Disinformation Tact...

Adwa2: MDI Supports Journalists Shining A Light On Disinformation Tact...

In this year’s World Press Freedom Index that is published every year by Reporters without Borders, journalism is described as …

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What Do English Headlines Reveal about Media Reporting on Travellers?

What Do English Headlines Reveal about Media Reporting on Travellers?

Nearly half of all online articles about Travellers in the English regional press contain ill-favoured words in their headlines, new analysis reveals.

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Prevent: How a Civil Rights Struggle Highlights Media Suppression Tact...

Prevent: How a Civil Rights Struggle Highlights Media Suppression Tact...

Will the media rise to the challenge of accurately conveying the threat Prevent represents to civil liberties in the UK?

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

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

Time/Date: Thursday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. EDT  (2:00 p.m. GMT) A Media Diversity Institute- IJNet  webinar with Krissah Thompson, …

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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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Event: MDI at the Arab States Broadcasting Union General Assembly

Event: MDI at the Arab States Broadcasting Union General Assembly

The consequences of COVID-19 and the global pandemic have spread through every aspect of people’s live: personal and professional. Media …

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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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