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
Unethical, Biased and Complicit in Homophobia: Media Representations o...
In areas where being LGBTQ+ is considered a taboo or even criminalised, the media have a larger responsibility for ethical and unbiased reporting.Read more
On Screen Moments in Love and Diversity within the LGBT Community
There is certainly still a lot of work to be done in order to ensure that promoting diversity within the LGBT communities on screen is not reduced to a “ticking the box” exercise.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
“Islamo-leftism”: An Analysis of the Strawman Rhetoric Fee...
Despite repeated denouncements the French government, right-wing opposition parties, and the media continue to push the message that "islamo-leftism", would be the biggest threat to French society.Read more
How an Informal Conversation Was Used to Scapegoat Immigrants During t...
German media widely disseminated unsubstantiated claims by a specialist lung doctor that Muslim and migrant populations were the majority of Covid-19 intensive care patients. The comments were made in a private conversation and Correctiv confirmed they have no factual basis. The articles discriminat...Read more
Disability Inclusive Theatre Could Bring Change in Serbia’s Medi...
The way that people with developmental disabilities are treated needs to change and the role of the media in all this is crucial.Read more
Anti-Muslim Hate on European Media
In April’s monitoring, Get the Trolls Out! saw news outlets across Europe publish anti-Muslim hate.
Debunking Islamophobia with Collaborative Media
Launched in March 2021, Get the Trolls Out! 4 has already debuted its first radio collaboration, tackling German media’s Islamophobic and anti-migrant framing of the COVID-19 pandemic in the latest instalment of Radio Dreyeckland’s Our Voice.
Hate Speech in the Western Balkans and the Media
This article was initially published on Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 with the title Hate Speech in the Western Balkans: Monthly …
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
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.
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.
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.
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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