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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Media Diversity Institute and Get The Trolls Out!  Ask Pope to Retract...

Media Diversity Institute and Get The Trolls Out! Ask Pope to Retract...

On 22 November 2022, Pope Francis gave an interview to America Magazine in which he discussed several issues including the war in Ukraine. In his interview he implied that ethnoreligious minorities in Russia are crueller than those of the 'Russian tradition'

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November 2022 Newsletter: Women, Protests and Journalism in Iran

November 2022 Newsletter: Women, Protests and Journalism in Iran

The death of Masha Amini spurred a wave of protests in Iran. Although the country is not new to protests, …

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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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Training the Next Generation of Media Professionals at the University ...

Training the Next Generation of Media Professionals at the University ...

As the new academic year starts, graduates from the MA Diversity and the Media developed by Media Diversity Institute in collaboration with the University of Westminster, are sharing their experiences by reminiscing about their time as students in the course.

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Film ‘Monica’ Changes Hollywood’s Overplayed Transgender...

Film ‘Monica’ Changes Hollywood’s Overplayed Transgender...

By Temi Bolorunduro  Incomparable, is how I would describe Trace Lysette. The striking starlet debuts as a leading lady in …

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Why Pope Francis Was Wrong About Ethnic Minorities In Russia

Why Pope Francis Was Wrong About Ethnic Minorities In Russia

By Dina Newman In his recent interview to five editors of the America Magazine, which describes itself as The Jesuit …

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Sets High Standards for AfroLatinidad R...

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Sets High Standards for AfroLatinidad R...

By Angelo Boccato  Black Panther: Wakanda Forever represented a significant challenge for director Ryan Coogler, its cast, and Marvel Studios.  …

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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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Hashtag Generation’s Social Media Analysis Finds that Online Abuse I...

Hashtag Generation’s Social Media Analysis Finds that Online Abuse I...

In Sri Lanka there is a need for democratic engagement in the online space and more accountability from social media companies for the harm perpetrated on their platforms.

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MDI Hosts Journalism and Faith Workshop: Exploring Best Practices

MDI Hosts Journalism and Faith Workshop: Exploring Best Practices

Please join us for a timely discussion on how journalists report on the issues related to religion and beliefs. This …

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Training for Journalists in Northern Syria  

Training for Journalists in Northern Syria  

Between 23-27 May, journalists and media activists based in Norther Syria will participate in a series of free courses on …

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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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