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
Compact Magazine: Hand in Hand with the Far Right
Hardly surprising, yet still on the shelves: The Office for the Protection of the Constitution has finally taken the step of categorising the magazine Compact as “demonstrably extremist” with “clear far-right aspirations”. We take a closer look at the content found within Compact’s pages a...Read more
“Don’t Look Up” and the Global South’s Climate Voices
When it comes to debates on climate change scientists are not the only ones who are left alone and ignored. Climate activists and environmental journalists are also not listened to, especially those from the Global South, those who face risks and are witnessing first-hand the impact of climate chang...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
Entertainment shows lead diversity efforts in the British media
While mainstream entertainment shows like Strictly Come Dancing and the Great British Bake Off are welcoming a broader range of contestants, efforts are also being made in other areas to create fairer and more inclusive platforms that truly reflect the people living in the UK.Read more
Diversity news leads in 2022, but newsrooms are in deficit
In the coming months – whether it’s through coverage of sport, the pandemic, migration, policing or community relations – journalists may have numerous opportunities to focus on the strengths of diversity, but given increasing polarisation in politics and public life this will be an enormous c...Read more
Ethnic Minorities and Balkan Broadcasters Part 2: North Macedonia, Mon...
In this two part article series, Italians from Istria, Hungarians from Serbia, Albanians from Montenegro, Turks from Republic of North Macedonia, as well as television journalists from Serbia and Croatia talk about the importance of having TV programmes in their mother tongue for their identity, and...Read more
Antisemitic narratives find ground in COVID-19 anti-vax conspiracy the...
Online hate always finds a way to influence people susceptible to conspiracy theories. We are aware that social media will not become free from hate even if all of these recommendations are taken into account. However, we believe that they can be a stepping stone into creating less hateful online spaces without restricting freedom of speech and freedom of information.
Ethnic Minorities and Balkan Broadcasters Part 1: Serbia and Croatia
In this two part article series, Italians from Istria, Hungarians from Serbia, Albanians from Montenegro, Turks from Republic of North Macedonia, as well as television journalists from Serbia and Croatia talk about the importance of having TV programmes in their mother tongue for their identity, and their cultural and political literacy.
Media Diversity Institute: A Year in Review
2021 has been an important year for journalism and a year that every journalist should be proud of. For the …
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
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.
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.
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.
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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