Current Projects

Media Diversity Institute is working on a number of projects that promote media and information literacy, better representation of minority groups in the media and combat disinformation around the world.

COVINFORM

Since its outbreak in Europe in February 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on societies. Vulnerable groups have been impacted disproportionately: even in countries with well-developed responses, the outbreak and its repercussions imperil the basic well-being of social groups whose livelihoods are already precarious, while the uneven distribution of suffering threatens to aggravate inequality and division. COVINFORM analyses and critiques COVID-19 responses on the levels of government, public health, community, and information and communications. Goal Developing risk...

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Global Exchange on Religion and Society

Global Exchange of Religion in Society (GERIS) is a two-year project of networking, societal capacity building and social media engagement. The goal of the projectis to contribute to social inclusion and societal resilience by setting up a global community-based exchange initiative. Through this action, a global exchange will be set up to connect positive experiences of coexistence among people of different faiths, and none, in societies across the globe. It will facilitate the spread of best practices for promoting respect...

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Reporting Diversity Network (RDN) 2.0

Reporting Diversity Network (RDN) 2.0 aims to activate the role of civil society in countering narratives of the divide and replacing them with positive discourse contributing to the values of respect for human rights, respect for diversity and good neighbouring relations. In order to do so, the project will empower a regional network of CSOs to work together with the aim to influence the quality of media reporting about issues of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and age. RDN 2.0...

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DTCT: Detect Then Act

Detect Then Act is a European collaboration between civil society organizations, technology experts and academic institutions aiming to monitor and tackle online hate speech with multiple innovative strategies to help bystanders become up standers online. Key Activities: Will deploy artificial intelligence to monitor online hate speech and generate insight which can fuel compelling, data-driven campaigns. Develop campaigns to convert bystanders into upstanders, building a community of influencers who are better equipped to challenge racism and xenophobia propagated on social media...

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