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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Battle over Headlines: The Kosovar and Serbian Media are on Different ...

Battle over Headlines: The Kosovar and Serbian Media are on Different ...

When the media only works to serve those in power, or to agree with the majority public opinion, the flames of tension will only be fanned.

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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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Black History Month UK: Tips on How to Commission Black Writers ALL YE...

Black History Month UK: Tips on How to Commission Black Writers ALL YE...

Let’s put some respect on Black History, the strong importance it holds for so millions around the world, and the constant reminder to honour it beyond one single month.

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Young Journalists on Course to Revolutionise the Media Landscape

Young Journalists on Course to Revolutionise the Media Landscape

The gap between mainstream and student media in the UK, the popularity of the latter is quickly growing, and they’re well on their way to defining a new kind of journalism and what should and should not be acceptable.

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Resources: Applications Open for Guardian’s Hugo Young Award ...

Resources: Applications Open for Guardian’s Hugo Young Award ...

A new opportunity has opened up for young journalists between 18-25. Click here for details. The Hugo Young Award is …

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The Politics of Being a Superhero and the Importance of Diversifying t...

The Politics of Being a Superhero and the Importance of Diversifying t...

It is easy to quote statistics or surveys, and a lot harder to dig into the systemic inequalities that run deep within the film industry and often only become more obvious when we see them blatantly visualised in extreme situations like superhero stories.

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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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Being Trans in Serbia (Part 2): Bringing change through the theatre

Being Trans in Serbia (Part 2): Bringing change through the theatre

Despite the fact the LGBTQ+ community is increasingly thematized in all arts, from film and theatre to dance, fine and visual arts, the trans identity is still a taboo in Serbia.

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Being Trans in Serbia (part 1): The media’s silence

Being Trans in Serbia (part 1): The media’s silence

Serbia seems to have built a wall of silence around the trans community. This approach is flawed in many aspects, especially as some from the trans community report it can have detrimental consequences.

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Lessons learnt from Channel 4’s Black to Front Initiative: An Interv...

Lessons learnt from Channel 4’s Black to Front Initiative: An Interv...

"This should be a wakeup call that you need to look at the structure of your organisations and make sure diverse voices are really being heard." - Ayshah Tull

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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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