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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Video: What is religious literacy and why does it matter?

Video: What is religious literacy and why does it matter?

By Anna Lekas Miller The video is part of and was initially published on MDI’s project Get The Trolls Out. …

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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 Neighbou...

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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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Is real life allyship remaining as impactive as it was on social media...

Is real life allyship remaining as impactive as it was on social media...

Notice how allyship is defined as a lifelong process? Meaning that when it comes to issues involving justice and racism, it most certainly is not an overnight process.

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The pandemic of stigma, hatred, lies and conspiracies

The pandemic of stigma, hatred, lies and conspiracies

Both during ‘normal’ times and times of crisis it is especially important to avoid one-sided views

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LGBTQ+ History Month: Honoring Queer Communities of The Past and Prese...

LGBTQ+ History Month: Honoring Queer Communities of The Past and Prese...

While it’s great to explore creative ways of honoring the LGBTQ communities of the past, the media should do more to support queer communities in the present.

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How Do France’s Media Nourish Reactionary Moral Panic?

How Do France’s Media Nourish Reactionary Moral Panic?

This concept of "Americanisation of the debate" has a lot of political traction, appearing repeatedly in statements of support by politicians for the anti-intersectional movement.

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The UK’s Queer Scene and the Media’s Blind Eye

The UK’s Queer Scene and the Media’s Blind Eye

Can the UK media be better allies to the queer community, especially during the ongoing pandemic?

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How Should Journalists Report on Female Genital Mutilation?

How Should Journalists Report on Female Genital Mutilation?

Journalists and editors can play a fundamental role in overcoming the stigma and shame attached to Female Genital Mutilation.

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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: 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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EVENT: Ancient Hatred, Modern Medium: Conference on Internet Anti-Seme...

EVENT: Ancient Hatred, Modern Medium: Conference on Internet Anti-Seme...

Online anti-Semitism is the new dimension of a very old problem. MDI takes part at a conference on online anti-Semitism.

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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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