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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Media Diversity Institute’s Third Time at the Fazana Media Fest

Media Diversity Institute’s Third Time at the Fazana Media Fest

In tune with our commitment to the improvement of the media’s portrayal of women and better treatment by their employers in the media sector, MDI is proud to attend the Fazana Media Fest 2022, themed ‘Women and the Media’ which will be live streamed. The festival, which runs for its fourth yea...

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The ‘Savage Warriors’ of Siberia: How an Ethnic Minority in Russia...

The ‘Savage Warriors’ of Siberia: How an Ethnic Minority in Russia...

While President Putin declares himself ‘the biggest Russian nationalist’, the challenge for the liberal Russian media is to expose widespread Russian racism and to combat the ignorance about Russia’s own ethnic minorities.

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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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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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British Media Suffer from ‘Terrible’ Diversity Representations Dur...

British Media Suffer from ‘Terrible’ Diversity Representations Dur...

By Hannah Ajala With the recent breaking news of the current UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing his resignation, the …

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RDN 2.0 Media Monitoring Reports: Hate Speech in the Balkans Mainly Ta...

RDN 2.0 Media Monitoring Reports: Hate Speech in the Balkans Mainly Ta...

According to the media monitoring reports produced within the Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 project, three categories were identified as the main target of hate speech: ethnicity, gender identity and sexuality.

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The Long and Problematic History of the Abortion Rights Debate in the ...

The Long and Problematic History of the Abortion Rights Debate in the ...

US reporters have covered abortion as a constant debate between pro-choice Democrats and pro-life Republicans when in fact the debate is much wider than that and public opinion differs.

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Pakistan’s Media Creates Barriers to Baloch Women’s Struggle for J...

Pakistan’s Media Creates Barriers to Baloch Women’s Struggle for J...

When Pakistan’s mainstream media cover issues related to Balochistan they tend to distort their coverage and misinform their audiences and the country’s wider audience is not informed of human rights violations in the province.

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Call for papers: Understanding Media Narratives around Migrants, Refug...

Call for papers: Understanding Media Narratives around Migrants, Refug...

Tripodos is an academic journal of international scope published by the Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations, Ramon Llull …

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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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