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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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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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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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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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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It Is Time For Black Journalists To Talk About Payment

It Is Time For Black Journalists To Talk About Payment

Can we undo the taboo that widens the racial pay gap?

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Taking Back the Hashtag: How Young People are Fighting Hate on TikTok

Taking Back the Hashtag: How Young People are Fighting Hate on TikTok

Meet the influencers going viral against hate.

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Can Boycotting Facebook’s Advertising Services Force Positive Change...

Can Boycotting Facebook’s Advertising Services Force Positive Change...

Will the social media giant finally listen?

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How German Media Blamed “Large Families” For the Spread of...

How German Media Blamed “Large Families” For the Spread of...

It wasn't even true.

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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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