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.

Global Exchange on Religion and Society

The Global Exchange on Religion and Society aims to set up an international exchange platform to connect positive experiences of coexistence among people of different faiths (and no faith) around the globe. It will connect religious leaders, academics and other community figures with civil society actors and journalists with an aim to harness local expertise to create media and media campaigns that tackle global challenges facing freedom of religion and social cohesion. These outputs will address the ways that religion-based...

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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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DeTACT: Detect Then Act

DeTACT 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 networks. Their...

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FACE: Fighting Against Cyberbullying & Exclusion

FACE, whose acronym stands for Fighting Against Cyberbullying & Exclusion will develop guidelines, materials, networks and multidisciplinary artistic approaches equip parents, youth workers and students to address the issue in their communities. We developed FACE in response to the rise of cyberbullying and its extreme negative impacts. Earlier this year, the UK’s communications regulator OFCOM found that one in four children experienced a form of online abuse in 2018. Furthermore, they found that 80% of children surveyed said they were involved in...

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