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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Dispelling Disinformation and Digging For The Truth of Beirut’s Expl...

Dispelling Disinformation and Digging For The Truth of Beirut’s Expl...

How can open source information and tools lead us to the truth?

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Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?

Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?

It is a battle for trust, not facts.

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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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Do We Need Trigger Warnings On The News?

Do We Need Trigger Warnings On The News?

By: Tori Powell Earlier this month an explosion in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut left more than 200 dead, 6,000 …

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A Slaughter, Not A Sacrifice: How UK Media Portrays Muslims on Eid

A Slaughter, Not A Sacrifice: How UK Media Portrays Muslims on Eid

UK media has a responsibility to report on religious holidays responsibly.

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#HijabisFightBack For Religious Freedom and Access To Education

#HijabisFightBack For Religious Freedom and Access To Education

So why hasn't the UK media covered it?

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Creating Media Outside of the White Gaze

Creating Media Outside of the White Gaze

Does representation matter if some stereotypes are broken more than others?

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Cancelled Or Criticised? Who is “Cancel Culture” Really Ta...

Cancelled Or Criticised? Who is “Cancel Culture” Really Ta...

By: Jeremy Ullmann Over the past few weeks, the conversation around “cancel culture” has escalated into a full-blown hysteria. It …

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Transforming the Ivory Tower – A Testament to Black Feminist Surviva...

Transforming the Ivory Tower – A Testament to Black Feminist Surviva...

A book, that for Black academics, feels like home.

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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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MDI/ICFJ Present: Newsroom Diversity Beyond The Numbers

MDI/ICFJ Present: Newsroom Diversity Beyond The Numbers

Join us for a webinar offering a truly global perspective on newsroom diversity.

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MDI at the Social Change Initiative (SCI) Conference in Belfast: Media...

MDI at the Social Change Initiative (SCI) Conference in Belfast: Media...

A conference from last year has relevant lessons for today.

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ICFJ Webinar: Covering COVID-19 in Communities of Color

ICFJ Webinar: Covering COVID-19 in Communities of Color

Why COVID-19 should be reported as as tory about structural racism.

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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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