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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The Double Edged Sword of Social Media and Rape Culture

The Double Edged Sword of Social Media and Rape Culture

For real change to happen, it needs to be a collective effort across society, with all forms of media ensuring fair and accurate representations of women as real people.

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Activism, Social Media, and Burnout: When Dealing with Diversity Issue...

Activism, Social Media, and Burnout: When Dealing with Diversity Issue...

It is up to allies to make sure that there are less bottomless voids present within social media discourse where key voices are overshadowed.

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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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Excusing Male Violence: How Media Narratives Feed Cultural Norms

Excusing Male Violence: How Media Narratives Feed Cultural Norms

Media reports not only fail to accurately represent the facts, they also excuse acts of male violence or predatory behaviour, something which can have serious consequences for victims.

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Ethnic Hate Speech and Narratives of Divide in the Western Balkans

Ethnic Hate Speech and Narratives of Divide in the Western Balkans

This article is part of Media Diversity Institute’s project Reporting Diversity Network’s 2.0 Monthly Monitoring Highlights and was initially published …

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Egyptian Media: A Catalyst for Racism against Nubians

Egyptian Media: A Catalyst for Racism against Nubians

While the Western media has been actively fighting against racism and oppression of minorities, the Egyptian media has become instrumental in oppressing the already oppressed Nubian population in Egypt.

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10 Confidence Building Measures for Platforms to Deliver Verifiable an...

10 Confidence Building Measures for Platforms to Deliver Verifiable an...

Europe has announced that it will be stepping up its efforts in the fight against online disinformation and publish guidance to strengthen the Code of Practice on disinformation. We call on the Commission to enshrine the following CONFIDENCE building measures in the upcoming Guidance.

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Young and Diverse Podcast – Interview with Roma Artist Selma Sel...

Young and Diverse Podcast – Interview with Roma Artist Selma Sel...

Selma Selman is a Roma woman from Bosnia and Herzegovina. She incorporates her creativity, but also identity aspects into her artwork.

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BAME Term Potentially Being Scrapped Creates Wider Conversations

BAME Term Potentially Being Scrapped Creates Wider Conversations

Many Black journalists agree that there may never be a sufficient or agreed upon term for seeking out ethnic minorities as a collective, and that is okay.

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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‚Äôs 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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